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News for Stout Alumni, Parents and Friends 

Winter 1996 




UW-Stout Alumni Association 


Geraldine Hedbi 

and her daughter Lara share a §■ H 
I quiet moment during activities for the dedication of I 
' the Hedberg Laboratories in Fryklund Hall. Hedberg's 

generous gift made possible the most advanced 

laboratories on campus. See story page 6. 


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Students participate in worldwide project to capture 

electronic images of technology's impact on how people live. 

Page 2 

Mary Carter '77, Honeywell Inc., participated in the 

Arthur R. Cabot Executive Residency Program. 

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At 72, Stu Norm MS '46, a former high school teacher, coach, 

college professor and administrator, is teaching golf for fun. 

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University News 


Painting on the Walls of the Digital Cave 

| YBERSPACE. Intangible electronic space.The term 
was first used in a science fiction novel but has since 
become reality. And Stout students became a part of 
'this new frontier recently when they participated in 
"24 Hours in Cyberspace," a worldwide project to capture 
electronic images of the impact of technology on how people 

Stout students were in good company with more than 100 of 
the world's top photojournalists participating. Thousands of 
students from all over the world shot pictures, wrote articles and 
crafted their own home pages for the Cyberspace "Student 

The project's headquarters site had a direct link to Stout's 
Cyber24 page which listed all students as they submitted pages. 
Pages submitted to university sites were posted as they came in. 

Susan Hunt, Stout professor of graphic design, said Stout 
students had only two weeks to create their entries. "I'm especially 
proud of what the students were able to accomplish in that short 
time," Hunt said, noting that it was also during those two weeks 
that the entire Stout computer lab was moved to a new location. 

Hunt admitted that at first some of the students were intimidated 
by the computer Internet. "It's not just people over 30 who may 
feel they're being left behind," Hunt said. "It's changing so fast, 
it's hard for anyone to keep up. It's a tremendous transition 

Darrel Austin, a junior in graphic design, had just completed 
a co-op with 3M in which he used the computer extensively so 
the Internet was not new to him. His team's project was to write 

"It's not just people over 30 who may feel they're being left 
behind. It's changing so fast, it's hard for anyone to keep up." 
Susan Hunt 

material comparing the Internet to other mass media — radio, TV 
and newspapers. Austin likened it to the era when TV was a new 
medium, and advertisers were eager to use it. "It' s agreat worldwide 
market," he said. "It has created a whole new field of design." 

Austin was fortunate in that he had experience with Internet. But 
those students who didn't, at least got their feet wet. "It was like a 
jump into a cold lake," he said. "It woke them up to the Internet." 

Like Austin, Garrick VanBuren had previous experience with 
Internet, and he was eager to tackle the project of making his own 
page on the World Wide Web. VanBuren' s project was to show the 
difference between traditional ways of finding information, for 
example encyclopedias, books and periodicals, and the Internet. 

"When you search for information on the Internet, you get up- 
to-the-minute information," VanBuren said, citing stock quotes as 
an example. "It's as quick as your thoughts are," he said. He noted 
that even weekly periodicals or daily newspapers can be out of date 
by the time they are printed. VanBuren said he now uses the 
Internet to do research for all his school papers. Hunt said she hopes 
other students' exposure to the Internet via this project will make 
them aware of the possibilities as well. 

Hunt said she also sees the project in terms of producing a time 
capsule, noting that a permanent World Wide Web site is to be 
established, and a book and CD-ROM will follow. Readers can 
access the 24 Hours in Cyberspace site at: 

"It's historic," Hunt said, "and exciting. I'm happy Stout was 
able to be a part of it." 

"It was like a jump into a cold lake. 
It woke them up to the Internet." 

Darrel Austin 

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Equipment used for the 

Cyber 24 project 

was funded by grants from the 

Stout University Foundation 

and the Nakatani Center. 

The new "weekend warriors" 

Weekend courses at Fort McCoy serve 

A-TEN-shun! Fall in! Today, students, our lecture is on 
task analysis. Sound like a military base? Or a college 
classroom? It's both. 

UW-Stout is offering a new "college weekend 
opportunity" at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy military base. 
In two years, participants can graduate with a master of 
science degree in training and development. 

"Stout's master's degree in training and development 
prepares training professionals to meet the technical 
training needs of business and industry," Julie Furst- 
Bowe, program director, noted. 

Furst-Bowe said that graduates of the program will be 
able to analyze training and development needs; design, 
develop, deliver and evaluate training programs and 
materials; manage and coordinate training efforts; and 
develop training and development competencies in 
managers and supervisors. 

She said that organizations spend "billions of dollars" 
each year on employee training and development. 
"Companies need people who are responsible for training 
employees to do their jobs effectively," Furst-Bowe said. 

UW-Stout faculty members and trainers from business 
and industry, such as Miller Brewing and Phillips Plastics, 
make up the teaching staff. 

those who work full time 

Steven Schlough, of UW-Stout's communication, 
education and training department, taught for the third 
time at Fort McCoy last fall. "I enjoy it because most of 
the students are employed full time and have background 
knowledge. The discussions are great" Schlough said he 
usually gets information to bring back to UW-Stout as 

He doesn't mind the weekend trips to Fort McCoy, 
some 100 miles away. "To be competitive in today's 
market, public schools like Stout need to be flexible." 

Jim Breen, of Phillips Plastics, and Joel Benkowski, 
of Miller Brewing, team-taught the first class offered for 
the fall semester. "It was a unique synergy," Breen said, 
"because most students had industry backgrounds and 
there was so much give and take. There was a wealth of 
knowledge there already ."Breen said it was also rewarding 
for him personally to get the military training perspective 
"which has been working for years" and bring that back 
to Phillips. "It was enriching for everyone involved," he 

Leon "Carl" Stough, military instructoratFortMcCoy, 
was a student in that class. "I feel it's an outstanding 
program," Stough said. "It's an exceptionally well put- 
together weekend program for people who work full 

time." Stough said also that he was impressed with the 
training staff. "They were so knowledgeable and so 
accessible," he said. "They were even willing to give 
their home phone numbers if we had questions." Stough 
noted further that he found the college weekend format 
to be an "economical program." 

Stough said he had looked at several programs which 
would allow him to obtain a master' s degree while still in 
the military full time and that UW-Stout's program was 
very economical compared to many others. 

Trudy Kroeger,managerofhuman resources atJerome 
Foods in Barron, is earning her master's degree through 
the college weekend program while remaining employed 
full time at Jeromes. "The program is ideal for me," 
Kroeger said. "I want to earn my master's degree, but I 
need to work full time." Kroegler said she looked at 
programs at several colleges, but she likes the flexibility 
UW-Stout provides. 

UW-Stout's weekend college opportunity enables 
individuals like Kroeger and Stough to remain employed 
full time while earning master's degrees — with ease: Or 
is that "at ease."? 

"It was a 
unique synergy 
because most 


had industry 


and there was 

so much 

give and take. 

There was 

a wealth of 


there already." 

Jim Breen 

2 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Lyall gives praise 

UW System president recognizes manufacturing partnership 

UW-Stout was among those schools recognized by UW System 
President Katharine Lyall at the fall Board of Regents meeting. 

"I want to recognize the extraordinary fruits of a partnership 
among five institutions of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical 
College System, the State Department of Development private 
industry and two of Wisconsin's private colleges," Lyall said. 

She noted that UW-Extension Chancellor Don Hanna and 
D wight York, director of WTCS . led the formation of the Wisconsin 
Center of Manufacturing and Productivity, of which UW-Stoul is 
a part. The non-profit corporation was formed to deliver technical 
assistance to Wisconsin's small- and medium-sized businesses. 

In addition to UW-Stout, other participating UW institutions 
are UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville and UW- 

Each center in the network works as a partnership of federal, 
state and local government, industry and educational institutions. 
Lyall said that the underlying philosophy of the center is to extend 
to manufacturing businesses the kind of technical assistance that 

has been offered for many years by 
universities to agriculture. 

"I like to think of it as a modern- 
day extension of the Wisconsin Idea," 
Lyall said, "to assist Wisconsin firms 
in creating jobs and becoming 
competitive in national and 
international markets." 

The Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership is supported by the 
Department of Commerce with a grant 
of $15 million over five years. A 
number of partners, including five UW 
institutions, are matching financial 
support for 1996. 

"This is an extraordinary milestone 
in statewide partnering with uni versi ty 
outreach activity." Lyall said. 

"I like to think of it 

as a modern-day 

extension of 

the Wisconsin Idea, 

to assist 

Wisconsin firms 

in creating jobs 

and becoming 


in national and 




Salaries have increased along with demand for co-op students 

Seven-fold? Try 70-fold. Since its inception in 1982. UW-Stoufs 
cooperative education program has increased nearly that much. 
Eight students were employed at eight companies when the program 
started, Howard Slinden. coordinator of cooperative education, 
said. Slinden' s annual report for 1994-95 notes that 541 students 
were employed at 321 companies. 

Student salaries have, of course, increased too, but even just in 
the last year, Slinden reports that student salaries have increased 
"significantly." Co-op students in the School of Liberal Studies 
applied math program, the highest paid area, averaged $12.40 an 
hour during their co-op employment Other high-paying areas 
were in the School of Industry and Technology with product 
development students averaging $1 1.28 an hour and packaging 
students, $10.94. 

"Salaries have increased along with demand for co-op students," 
Slinden said. He noted that there were three jobs for every packaging 

"Companies want part-time employees with enthusiasm and 
fresh ideas," Slinden said, "and Stout students offer that." 

Slinden said companies also want co-op students because it 
gives them a pool of job applicants to choose from. "You can get 
a pretty good idea of an applicant's performance and potential after 
they've worked for you for four months," he noted. 

Companies from A to Z, from all over the country, participate 
in the program — from Amana Refrigeration to Zaug 's Food Service 

Inc. Cray Research, in Chippewa 
Falls. Wis.: IBM and Rollerbiade. of 
Minnesota; and Marriot hotels all 
over the country are just a few of the 
well-known companies that employ 
UW-Stoul students. "Target has been 
pleased with Stout students and has 
hired a number of them," Slinden 

Each year cooperative educati on 
"Students of the Year" are chosen 
from various fields. DanaL. Pischke, 
industrial technology-packaging, 
was chosen in thatarea. "Cooperative 
education is a program that brings 
out the best in people, as it did in 
me!" she said. 

"This whole experience built not only on my packaging, 
engineering, organization and communication skills, but built my 
confidence as an individual and a professional," Dana added. 

Students, employers and the university all benefit. "The 
cooperative education program at Stout is an excellent example of 
a working partnership between employers and a university," 
Slinden said. "UW-Stout has long recognized the value of practical 
work experience to strengthen university programs." 







and fresh ideas, 

and Stout 


offer that." 


Regents approve new programs 

Higher education continues to face 
exciting, demanding challenges which 
provide excellent opportunities to 
address issues and problems creatively 
and positively. We are doing exactly 
that at UW-Stout as this issue of the 
Outlook will illustrate. 

Just as industry continues to 
undergo massive restructuring, we too 
have refined our structure to become 
more efficient and effective. Our most 
current effort has been to consolidate 
our schools into three colleges, aligning 
some programs differently to reflect 
the vast changes in the professions 
they represent. We did not discontinue 
any programs nor initiate, unlike 
industry, any faculty layoffs in this 
procedure. We are simply acting as 
good managers in a time of tough 
fiscal constraints. 

There are several very exciting 
initiatives in the technology area that 
reflect our constant effort to remain a 
leader in this area. We received, from 
a combination of state and private 
sector support, a CRAY J 916 super 
computer. This will be used in our 
technology transfer program to work 
with manufacturers. Importantly, use 
of this machine will be built into both 
our Applied Math and Engineering 
programs, providing our students a 
very rich academic experience. You 
will find the article on the Nakatani 
Center extremely interesting, again 
demonstrating our leadership role in 
higher education. 

There are many other exciting 
things I could mention but you will get 
a good idea of what is new at UW- 
Stout in this publication. 

I do want to extend my congratu- 
lations to the new officers of the 
Foundation: Bob Sorensen, President; 
Kim EntorfJedlicki, Vice President; 
Karen Martinson, Treasurer; and Linda 
Funk, Secretary. You reflect a strong, 
excellent Board and I look forward to 
working with each of you. 

Programs are extensions of Stout's special mission 

Three new programs, bachelor of science degrees in 
graphic communications management and tele- 
communication systems, and a master of science degree 
in applied psychology, were approved by the UW 
System Board of Regents. 

All three programs are extensions of UW-Stout's 
specialized mission and are unduplicated elsewhere in 
Wisconsin, according to Provost George DePuy. 

The university has been offering studies in graphic 
communications management and telecommunication 
systems as concentrations in the industrial technology 
program before making them full majors, DePuy said. 
The applied psychology graduate program is a natural 
extension of the university's undergraduate degree in 
psychology, he added. 

DePuy said that the telecommunication systems 
program will place a strong emphasis on the application 
of theory to the solution of real work problems through 
the intensive hands-on laboratory environment that is at 

the heart of UW-Stout's teaching strategy. The program 
is designed to prepare telecommunications specialists 
who have the ability to respond aggressively to the 
changing needs of the marketplace. Emphasis will be 
placed on emerging telecommunication technologies at 
all levels of an organization including telephone systems, 
networking data communication systems, and graphic 
and video imaging. Graduates will also have an 
understanding of the contemporary work force. 

The graphic communications management program 
is designed to prepare individuals to work and contribute 
in the printing and publishing industry. Graduates of the 
program are expected to function in management 
positions at a national and international level in the world 
economy. The program will focus on modern and 
emerging technologies as they affect the printing and 
publishing industry beyond the conventional printing 
processes. Required and elective courses will allow 
students to explore specialty and related areas of the 

field. This will permit students to develop special strengths 
in specific industry areas or career paths such as 
flexography, screen printing, gravure, offset lithography, 
inks, electronic imaging, sales, marketing or research. 

DePuy said the applied psychology master's program 
hasanumberof specific objectives: designing, conducting 
and evaluating behavioral research in applied settings; 
applying concepts of human learning, information 
processing, social psychology, and organizational and 
group dynamics to behavior change; assessing 
individuals' emotions and abilities for application in 
organizational change and career assessment; using 
behavioral science to work effectively with diverse groups; 
and understanding value systems and ethical behavior in 
the work place. 

All three programs have been endorsed by outside 
consultants and will be implemented in the fall semester. 

All three 

programs are 


of UWStout's 

specialized mission 

and are 



in Wisconsin. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 3 

Academic division to reorganize 

Plan aims to reduce administrative costs 

UW-Stout's academic division will be reorganized, from 
four schools to three colleges, under apian being submitted 
to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. 
Under the plan, the university's four schools — industry 
and technology, liberal studies, education and human 
services, and human environmental sciences (formerly 
home economics) — would be reorganized into three new 
colleges: arts and sciences; technology, engineering and 
management; and human development. 

ChancellorCharlesW.Sorensen said there was "broad 
discussion" across campus in developing the plan. 
"Following Regents' action, I am asking for the 
cooperation of everyone on campus so that this can be 
accomplished by July 1, 1996," Sorensen said. 

Provost George DePuy, who led discussion on the 
restructuring effort, pointed out that the change does not 
involve eliminating any degree programs at UW-Stout. 
"It does eliminate the cost of mid-level administration 

and reconfigures the responsibilities of the remaining 
mid-level administration," he said. "The objective is to 

DePuy noted that the change comes in part through 
budget cuts imposed by the State Legislature. "In 
responding to the Legislature's budget cuts, the Board of 
Regents of the University of Wisconsin mandated that 
significant cuts in administrative costs be made at the 
dean's level and below," he said. "Our efforts to reduce 
the number of schools in order to cut administrative costs 
is consistent with actions being taken at several other UW 

DePuy said that faculty, staff and students all had an 
opportunity to offer suggestions for the plan. "Every 
member of the university community has had the 
opportunity to contribute their ideas," he said. Those 
opportunities included public forums and a Provost's 

Advisory Committee on Academic Restructuring, which 
included representatives from the university's various 

Sorensen said that three additional issues need to be 
addressed in the near future: 

• Duplication "1 am asking the provost to appoint an 
appropriate team to identify and study course dupli- 
cation and eliminate all unnecessary duplication within 
and between our academic programs and depart- 
ments," the chancellor said. 

• Deans "Theprovostwilladdresstheissueofappoint- 
ing deans to the new colleges," Sorensen said. "He 
will address the level of support for each college." 

• Sorensen also said that other refinements to the 
academic structuring can be considered after the new 
colleges are in place and functioning. 

"The objective 

is to preserve 

the quality of 


by cutting 



George DePuy 

College of Arts and Sciences 

College of Human Development 

College of Technology, 
Engineering and Management 

Dean of Student's Office 




Art and Design 

Education, School Counseling and School Psychology 


Physical Education and Athletics 


Food and Nutrition 

Apparel, Textiles and Design 



Hospitality and Tourism 




Human Development, Family Living, and Community Educational Services 

Communication, Education and Training 


Mathematics. Statistics and Computer Science 


Industrial Management 


Rehabilitation and Counseling 


Social Science 

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute 

Speech Communications, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music 

Degree Programs 

Degree Programs 

BS in Apparel Design/Manufacturing 

Degree Programs 

BS in Dietetics 

BS in Construction 

BS in Applied Mathematics 

BS in Early Childhood Education 

BS in General Business Administration 

BS in Art Education 

BS in Family and Consumer Educational Services 

BS in Industrial Technology 

BFA in Art 

BS in Food Systems and Technology 

BS in Graphic Communications Management 

BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

BS in Manufacturing Engineering 


BS in Human Development and Family Studies 

BS in Packaging 


BA in Psychology 

BS in Marketing Education 


BS in Vocational Rehabilitation 

BS in Retail Merchandising/Management 


BS in Technology Education 

Computer Science 

MS in Applied Psychology 

BS in Telecommunication Systems 


MS in Education 

BS in Vocational. Technical and Adult Education 


MS in Food Science and Nutrition 


MS in Guidance and Counseling 

MS in Home Economics — 


MS in Home Economics 

Clothing, Textiles and Retail Marketing Concentration 


MS in Hospitality and Tourism 

MS in Industrial/Technology Education 


MS in Marriage and Family Therapy 

MS in Management Technology ; 


MS in School Psychology 

MS in Risk Control 


MS in Vocational Rehabilitation 

MS in Training and Development 


EdS in Guidance and Counseling 

MS in Vocational Education 

Technical Writing 

EdS in Industrial and Vocational Education 

Women's Studies 


Aging Family 



Food Technology 

Business Administration 

International Studies 

Property Management 

Traffic Safety Education 

Professional Writing 



Vocational Rehabilitation 


Public Relations/Public Information 


Training and Human Resource Development 

Improving the process of education 

Nakatani Center applies research and 

UW-Stout's Nakatani Center can make its own CD- 
ROMs that store as much information as 500 computer 
discs. Even computer novices can begin to understand 
the impressiveness of that potential. 

The wealth of knowledge that that represents is, 
however, unfathomable, even to the educators who use 
the Nakatani Center to learn how better to dispense that 

Constantly improving the process of education is the 
vision of the Nakatani Center. Through the integration 
of cross-disciplinary processes that employ technology, 
research and partnerships with business, industry and 
education, the art and science of teaching can be greatly 

In times of increasing budget cuts and belt tightening, 
opening high-tech centers like this one is difficult, if 
not impossible. But UW-Stout's Nakatani Center was 
made possible through an endowment from the family 
estate of a Stout alumnus, Arthur Nakatani. According to 

technology to teaching 

Joe Hagaman, director of the center, operating expenses 
are kept at a minimum. "We are living off the interest of 
the endowment," Hagaman said. "We still have the one 
and a half million." 

Arthur Nakatani, an elementary school teacher in 
the District of Kona, Hawaii, passed away in 1989 while 
still in his 30s. At the death of his mother, Kiyo Nakatani, 
a bequest from her estate in memory of Arthur was 
endowed to UW-Stout. UW-Stout was then able to open 
the centerto provide an extensive program of workshops, 
campus conferences, professional support for educators 
as well as technological linkages among a multitude of 

"The Nakatani Center's environment will provide 
stimulating, nurturing and pluralistic learning experiences 
for educators and their students," Hagaman said. "It will 
capitalize on the strengths of Stout to help provide cutting 
edge innovations in the design and application of research 
and technology to teaching." 

Primary emphasis at the center currently is to provide 
support to faculty and staff through the grants they write, 
according to Hagaman. He noted that $40,000 in grants 
were awarded this past year. 

Other activities include establishing a World Wide 
Web workstation at the Library Learning Center; 
providing multimedia training and development 
programs; videoconferences on the uses of instructional 
technologies; continued development of the Nakatani 
Web site; promoting partnerships with business, industry 
and education; and a summer academy forK- 1 2 educators. 
The bottom line is to help educators to better use 
technology in their teaching. 

It is said that Arthur Nakatani, from a wealthy family, 
chose to teach because he loved it. It seems appropriate 
that the bequest that launched the UW-Stout facility will 
benefit others dedicated to teaching, like Arthur Nakatani. 

"The Nakatani 


will capitalize 

on the strengths 

of Stout to 

help provide 

cutting edge 

innovations in 

the design and 


of research 

and technology 

to teaching." 

Joe Hagaman 

Stout Outlook 

Making News 


UW-Stout's Womack serves as 
interim chancellor at UW-Superior 

Appointment of Jan Womack as interim chancellor 
and administrative abilities, UW-Stout Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen said. Womack. UW-Stout's 
vice chancellor for administrative and student life 
services, was named to the post by UW System 
President Katharine Lyall. 

The appointment will be through July 1996, 
when a new chancellor for UW-Superior is expected 
to take office. "I am looking forward to her return to 
UW-Stout. and we certainly will miss her leadership on this campus," 
Sorensen said. "At the same time, this is a great opportunity for her. It 
underscores a statewide reputation she has in information technology and 
innovative administration." 

Womack said that she is looking forward to working with faculty and 
staff at UW-Superior. "This certainly will be an exciting challenge," she 
said. "I am looking forward to learning more about UW-Superior and its 
contribution to the UW System. I know this is an excellent institution, and 
I am quite proud that I have been chosen to provide its interim leadership." 

Womack joined the UW-Stout staff in summer of 1 989 after serving as 
vice president of administrative services at Oklahoma Slate University's 
College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a doctor of philosophy degree 
in higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma and 
a juris doctor degree in law from Oklahoma City University. 

During her appointment, Diane Moen, director of business and financial 
services, is serving as vice chancellor. Sorensen said Moen has an excellent 
grasp of budget and issues facing higher education. 

Kufahl elected to Packaging Hall of Fame 

Marvin Kufahl, founder of UW-Stout's packaging 
program, has been elected to the Packaging Hall of 
Fame by the Packaging Education Forum. Kufahl 
was honored at a banquet held at the Ritz Carleton 
Hotel in Chicago. 

"The nominations were particularly strong this 
year,'" noted Jim Iciek, staff manager charged with 
organizing the election. "We had many worthy 
individuals who have accomplished and contributed 
in many facets of packaging over their careers, and I Kufahl 
am sure that the members who voted in this election had a very difficult 
time making the final selection." 

Kufahl joined the UW-Stout faculty in January 1 956. He was given the 
assignment of developing and coordinating the packaging program in 
1965. Before his retirement in 1991, he directed UW-Stout's Packaging 
Research and Development Center, coordinated thepackaging concentration 
and taught packaging courses. 

After his retirement, Kufahl was retained by the university to develop 
the rationale behind the establishment of a four-year packaging degree 
program which was approved last year. 

He holds memberships in the Institute of Packaging Professionals and 
the National Association of Industrial Technology Education. He has 
served on the D- 1 committee of ASTM, as well as numerous committees 
on the UW-Stout campus. 

Rehab technology receives 
grant to study assisted living 

Providing safe and appropriate residential services for persons not able to 
live in their own homes is becoming an important growth industry, 
according to Al Noll, director of the Center for Rehabilitation Technology 
(CRT) at UW-Stout, which has been named the recipient of a unique grant 
on assisted living from the UW System. 

The Applied Research Grant recognizes the cost effectiveness of 
human service programs offering independent living options to the elderly 
and provides funds for further research into their needs. 

The project will work cooperatively with Wovenhearts Residential 
Assisted Living of the Heartland Retirement Services. Findings will be 
provided to enhance the operation of this program and other assisted living 
programs throughout the state. 

"Much has been said regarding the aging of American society," Noll 
said. "This aging is the result of demographic factors and medical 
advancements. Social factors have complicated the provision of care for 
persons as they age and lose functional abilities." 

Noll said that fees for assisted living are approximately two-thirds the 
cost of nursing home care. He said that assisted living facilities are 
transition points for those who cannot live alone but who are not in need of 
skilled nursing care. 

"The efficient and effective design and operation of residential facilities 
is critical to the provision of humane, appropriate life-enhancing and 
economically viable living services,"he said. "UsingHeartland Retirement 
Services as a case study, this project will help the assisted living care 
industry assure theeffectiveness and viability of theiroperational procedures, 
future facilities, equipment and services." 

Theprojectisajointeffort between CRT and theindustrial management 
department at UW-Stout. 

Gehring, Molczan recognized for outstanding research efforts 



Glenn Gehring has been named 
UW-Stout's Outstanding 
Researcher, and Julenc Molczan 
received the Nelva G. Runnalls 
Research Support Recognition 

Gehring was chosen by a 
vote of the graduate faculty and 
principal investigators of 
extramurally funded projects 
during the past fiscal year. The Outstanding Researcher Award recognizes 
individuals for leadership and contributions to research and scholarly 

Molczan. grant and contract accountant in UW-Stout's Business and 
Financial Services Office, received the Nelva G. Runnails Research 
Support Recognition Award in recognition of her support, recognition and 
resources in helping colleagues pursue their research and scholarly activities. 
Gehring is a professor in UW-Stout's technology department and a 
member of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute, where he serves as 
director of the Center for Innovation and Development. He is also the 
assessment coordinator for the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing 
Outreach Center (NWMOC). 

In 1987. Gehring became project manager for the 20-month UW- 
Stout/SNE Enterprises project in Wausau. He assisted with modernizing 
window and door manufacturing operations, and in researching and 
planning a new 635,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. 

After SNE, Gehring continued teaching and began working with the 
newly developed Manufacturing Technology Transfer program. In 1990, 
he left the formal classroom when he assumed directorship of the CID. In 

that position, he participated in a 12-month project with John Deere and 
Phillips Plastics to develop a returnable containers system for use at John 
Deere's Horicon plant. 

Gehring's varied research activities provide a hands-on, minds-on 
approach to improving the learning and comprehension of UW-Stout 
students, and have contributed to the evolution of the university's industry 
and technology programs. He served on the committee that developed the 
applied technology program and later was one of its co-directors. At the 
present time, he continues curriculum work as a member of the 
manufacturing engineering degree program committee. 

Molczan started her career in the business office as a Limited Term 
Employee doing student and miscellaneous accounts receivable activities, 
then progressed to responsibilities in the accounts payable and general 
ledger department. Her permanent position began in general ledger in 

As grant and contract activities increased on campus, her position 
became more specific to the issues surrounding the fiscal management of 
these extramural funds. Her responsibilities now include monitoring and 
maintaining fiscal policies and procedures; and providing oversight for 
operations and controls of ail extramural support programs necessary for 
satisfying the requirements of the granting agency, the university, and the 
state. She provides fiscal administration of inter-institutional agreements 
and UW Extension agreements; maintains cash management systems: 
performs accounting activities for federal financial aid programs; and 
assists the budget office with account monitoring and FTE activities. 

Molczan has assisted numerous principal investigators and project 
directors and their staffs through the fiscal and post-award aspects of grant 
and contract management She has worked closely with federal and agency 
auditors to keep principal investigators informed of current issues. 

Outreach Center recognized for aiding manufacturer 

For the third time, UW-Stout has received national recognition for its 
technology transfer program. 

TheNorthwest Wisconsin ManufacturingOutreachCenter(WWMOC), 
administered by UW-Stout, has won second place in the business assistance 
category of a competition conducted by the National Association of 
Management and Technical Assistance Centers (NAMTAC). 

UW-Stout received NAMTAC awards on two other occasions: a first 
place award for technical assistance in 1987 and a first place award for 
technology transfer in 1991. 

NWMOC won the award for its efforts to help a local manufacturer. 
Tiffany Fine Woods, improve operations and shore up declining profits. 
The center, administered by the Stout Technology Transfer Institute, is a 
partnership between the university: and the Chippewa Valley, Western 
Wisconsin, Wisconsin Indianhead, Nicolet Area, and Northcentral Technical 

Tiffany Fine Woods is one of the top 1 manufacturers in Trcmpeleau 
County, where it has operated its hardwood roughmill and dimension 
operation formore than 20 years. In recent years, operating costs increased 
while competitive pressures intensified, causing a steady decline in profits. 

The first phaseof NWMOC assistance involved Tiffany'sparticipation 
in a four-part value added manufacturing seminar series on manufacturing 
modernization. As a result of the seminars, the firm realized a need to 

update and upgrade its manufacturing system and. consequently, applied 
for in-depth assistance from NWMOC to implement a modernization plan. 

NWMOC conducted a formal assessment which identified focus areas 
for assistance. The center then worked with Tiffany to restructure its 

They also incorporated cutting-edge management strategies and 
technology including improvements to quality, material handling and 
systems control. The results were a dramatic increase in the dollar value 
and volume of lumber the firm could produce. This increased productivity 
led to a retention of 22 jobs and plans to increase the work force by 10 
percent. In addition to these tangible assets, NWMOC's assistance gave the 
firm the assurance in management's ability to re-establish Tiffany Fine 
Woods as an industry leader. 

The National Association of Management and Technical Assistance 
Centers is an organization composed largely of centers that are affiliated 
with institutions of higher education. Its members work to help transfer 
academic-based information and knowledge to communities and businesses 
in order to further economic development and enhance industrial 
productivity. Members provide assistance with business management 
technology transfer and community economic development programs. 
NAMTAC sponsors an annual competition to recognize outstanding 
projects conducted by its member organizations in these fields. 

Sabbaticals granted to staff members 

Ten faculty members will receive sabbaticals during the 1996-97 school 
year through recent action by the UW System Board of Regents. 

First semester sabbaticals have been awarded to Patricia McManamy, 
English; Wayne Nero, business; Michael Ritland, psychology; and John 
Vranak, technology. 

Second semester sabbaticals have been awarded to Michael Levy, 
English; John Perri, art and design; Mitchell Sherman, psychology: and 
Leonard Sterry, communications, education and training. 

Full-year sabbaticals for 1 996-97 were granted to Dennis Mikkelson, 
mathematics, statistics and computer science; and Susan Thurin, English. 

Sabbaticals are granted by the board to recognize teaching efforts and 
excellence. Purpose of the program is to enhance teaching, course and 
curriculum development, research or other scholarly activities related to 
instructional programs. 

NIST announces environment support grant 

The Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC). 
housed at UW-Stout, has received cost-sharing funding from the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology to help smaller 
manufacturers reduce or eliminate pollution sources in their operations. An 
environmental specialist will be added to NWMOC's staff. Activities will 
include environmental needs assessments and field agent training. 

"More efficient use of materials and better management practices will 
help smallermanufacturers be both environmentally sound and competitive," 
said Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown. "This is one more example of 
how the Commerce Department's Manufacturing Extension Partnership is 
playing a vital role in helping America's small and medium-sized com- 
panies adopt modem technologies, enabling them to grow and prosper 
and create jobs." 

UW-Stout awarded national media fellowship 

UW-Stout is one of only 50 institutions from throughout the United States 
to receive a National Media Fellowship from the Council for the 
Advancement and Support of Education. 

Under the fellowship program, journalists from major national news 
publications with circulations of more than 200,000 and major-market 
broadcast media spend time on campuses to learn more about higher 
education and to better understand the intellectual resources of higher 

UW-Stout's fellowship, which is opened to an unlimited number of 
journalists, is titled "Helping Small Companies Re-tool for the Future." Its 
focus will be on how comprehensive universities contribute to their state 
and region. Participants will examine the university's technology transfer 
program, which assists small and medium-size manufacturers in re- 
gearing for competition in the global marketplace. 

Journalists involved in the fellowship will work with Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen, team up with faculty and students involved in 
technology transfer and visit manufacturing sites where the program has 
been successfully applied. 

Under the one-week fellowship, CASE covers room and board costs 
for the participants, and media organizations cover travel expense and the 
journalists' salary. 

UW-Stout's entry was selected by a panel of judges representing U.S. 
News & World Report, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the 
Washington Post. 

Sorensen said that this is a major recognition for the university's 
technology transferprogram and the institution's contribution to the state's 

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Foundation Repo 

leclberg Computer 

LaSjs are the most sophisticated 

Geraldine R. Hedberg visited campus this past 
October to personally assist in the formal 
dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 
Hedberg computer laboratories in Fryklund Hall. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen and Bruce 
Siebold, dean of the School of Industry and 
Technology, thanked Hedberg for the major 
investment. Speaking to a large crowd of faculty, 
staff, friends and campaign chairs, Sorensen 
indicated the consequences of the gift have been 
absolutely astounding for both the faculty and 

The Hedberg laboratories are the most 
sophisticated on campus. The interactive 
computer equipment is used by students enrolled 
in 23 sections of industrial design, industrial 
technology, manufacturing engineering and 
interior design classes. More than 500 students 
will use the laboratories during the school year. 

In addition to the heavy use during the day, 
the laboratories are used on an open-lab basis 
during the evenings and weekends for an 

on campus 

additional 30 hours. The labs are maintained by 
qualified undergraduate students and students 
employed through the work study program. 

The following faculty are currently teaching 
courses in the Hedberglaboratories: Jerry Johnson, 
Lou Moegenburg and Jerry Roiter. WilliamRueth 
Jr., technology department; and Bob Chiodo, 
technical adviser, are also key to implementing 
computer usage into the curriculum and the 

Hedberg's dedicatory remarks described a 
world of change in which industry and businesses 
are competing to stay alive. She stated, "UW- 
Stout has maintained its integrity as it continues 
to educate students and faculty in a sophisticated 
technological setting. This university is vibrant 
and able to fulfill its obligations through an 
applied education program. Students areconfident 
and techno-logically challenged. They will savor 
new work environments and enjoy the responsi- 
bilities available to them because of this 




Geraldine Hedberg and Larry Schneider, Assistant to 

the Dean, School of Industry and Technology. 

Chancellor Charles 
Hedberg wit! 

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Geraldine Hedberg unveils the laboratory signage as 
Bruce Siebold, Dean of the School of Industry and 
Technology looks on. 


Hedberg Laboratory Faculty. Seated (l-r): Bob Chiodo, 
Lou Moegenburg andWilliam Rueth, Jr. Standing (l-r): 
Jerome E. Johnson, Jerry Roiter 

Annual fond and research director named 

UW-Stout Foundation Director Patricia W. 
Reisinger announces the appointment of Jennifer 
Homer to the position of Annual Fund and 
Research Director for the Foundation. Homer is 
a 1 995 UW-Stout graduate in human development 
and family studies. She comes to the position with 
four years of experience with the Foundation and 
Alumni Services. She has worked with the Annual 
Fund as phonathon manager and assisted with 
many alumni activities. 

Her time as an undergraduate included many 
extracurricular activities. She served as secretary 
and president to the Stout Council on Family 
Relations, was an active member of Phi Upsilon 
Omicron Honor Society, and has been highly 
involved as a volunteer for several community 
agencies including Kinship and West Central 
Domestic Abuse. She was also elected to Who's 
Who Among Students in American Universities 
and Colleges for two consecutive years. 

Homer concluded her undergraduate study 


Foundation board elects officers 

with an internship in 
the Human Resources/ 
Employee Services 
Department at 3M in 
St. Paul. She worked 
with the company's 
"Work/Life Program" 
which assisted em- 
ployees in balancing 
work and family 
responsibilities. She 
arranged on-site edu- 
cational programs, 
served as company liaison with various 
community agencies, and maintained resource 
and referral materials related to work and family 

"Her outstanding curricularand extracurricular 
experiences will beagreatassetto the Foundation 
in both the annual fund and research areas," stated 

The annual meeting of the Stout University 
Foundation was held Sept. 22-23 . Robert Sorensen 
BS '60, MS '65, associate director, Ceneter on 
Education and Work, UW-Madison, was elected 
president of the board of directors. President elect 
is Kim Entorf '84, principal, Bayport Properties. 
Secretary is Linda Funk '76, director of National 
Product Communications, Wisconsin Milk 
Marketing Board. Karen Martinson ' 82, assistant 
professor in the UW-Stout business department, 
continues as treasurer. 

Joining the board are Robert Jeatran, owner of 
Jeatran Insurance, Menomonie; Lou Tiffany '76, 
certified financial planner, American Express 
Financial Services, Minneapolis; and Dan 
Ostermann '9 1 , vice president, M&I Community 
State Bank, Menomonie. 

Plaques of appreciation were presented to 
retiring board members David Barnard BS '46, 
MS '47, professor emeritus, UW-Stout; Rita 
ChristoffersenBS '60,MS '63,professor, apparel, 
textiles and design, UW-Stout; David Fesler, St. 
Paul, Minn.; Mark Peddecord, owner, Cheesy 
Pizza and Pasta Restaurant, Menomonie; and 
Steven Vande Berg MS '75, owner, Best Western 
Holiday Manor, Menomonie. 



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Bruce Siebold, School of Industry ; 

Mary Carter '77 

Mary Carter '77, vice president of Human 
Resources for Home and Building Control, 
Honeywell Inc., deliveredakeynote address Nov. 
7 as part of the university's Arthur R. Cabot 
Executive Residency program. 

Carter received her bachelor's degree in 
business administration with a concentration in 
marketing and textiles from UW-Stout Her career 
began with Honeywell as a HVAC service sales 
representative in Chicago for what is currently 
the Home and Building Control business. She has 
held various positions with Honeywell, assuming 
her present position in July 1993 as the youngest 
vice president ever appointed to the executive 
level of Honeywell. 

Her community leadership has included a 
five-year appointment by the U.S. Secretary of 
Education as chair to Gallaudet University's 
National Advisory Committee of the Model 
Secondary School for the Deaf. 

While on campus, Carter attended a computer 
aided manufacturing class presentation. She spoke 

to the international business, employee 
involvement and organizational leadership 
classes. She also met with the Women in 
Engineering and Science student organization. 

The Cabot Executive Residency program is 
named in memory of Arthur R. Cabot, who was 
a successful pet products manufacturer. Cabot's 
son, Scott, is a 1978 UW-Stout graduate and 
president of Vanguard Consulting Group, 
Deerfield , HI. He was present for Carter ' s keynote 

As Cabot Executives, major corporate leaders 
spend one or several days on campus during 
which they are involved in faculty development, 
interaction with classes, seminars and open 
presentations. Cabotreflected, "This is aprogram 
which offers both faculty and students a chance to 
meet with individuals who have successful careers 
in industry. Mary Carter exemplifies the ideal 
candidate. She has experiences in all aspects of 
the industry." 

David W. Wendt 

David W. Wendt, 64, died unexpectedly Sunday, 
Jan. 7 . He graduated from Stout with bachelor's 
and master's degrees in industrial education. He 
was named in "Who's Who of American College 
Students" in 1954-55 and lettered in football. 
After receiving his master's degree in 1959, he 
held several engineering positions before founding 
Design Concepts Inc., in 1970. 

Wendt recently completed his tenure as 
president of the Stout University Foundation 
Board of Directors. The Foundation was honored 
during his tenure with two CASE fund raising 
awards. The family suggests memorials be made 
to the Stout University Foundation, P.O. Box 
790, Menomonie, WI 54751. 

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Foundation Annual Report: 
A "class" project 

This year's Foundation Annual Report, 
mailed in November, was completely 
redesigned thanks to students enrolled in 
UW-Stout's graphic arts production technique 

The class is an elective in the graphic arts 
management program. It offers students work 
experiences similarto those they will encounter in 
the graphic arts industry. 

Students worked closely with Foundation 
staff and were responsible for most facets of the 
production: pre-press, printing, proofing and 
binding the report. Bill Best was the production 
coordinator. Professor James Tenorio and lab 
manager Jerry Addie guided the students through 
the seven-week project. They printed 36,000 
copies of the report. 

"Courses in our Graphic Communications 
Management program, like the one that produced 
the Stout Foundation's Annual Report, benefit 
all parties involved," said Tenorio. "The 
Foundation, and other university departments, 
can have a very cost-effective way to obtain 
quality custom-printed materials. Our students 
get valuable hands-on experience producing real 
products for their clients and learn firsthand the 
concepts of planning, quality, service, cost control, 
problem solving, meeting deadlines and satisfying 
the customer. 

"If something is not done correctly, it cannot 
be dismissed as only being a demonstration or a 
practice exercise. The student and the instructor 
can't just say, 'If this were done out in the real 
world, we would fix it by doing such and such.' 
The students must follow through and take the 
time to correct the problem. Sometimes it means 
staying late into the night (one press run this 
semester went until 5 a.m. on a Saturday) to meet 
a deadline. When the job is finished and done 
right, the students will really rememberthe lesson." 

Graphic arts management program students in the Graphic Arts Production Techniques 
course and some of the 36,000 Foundation annual reports they printed and pound as one 
of their class assignments. Front row (l-r): Albar Abdul Rahman, Russ Gamett, Bill Best. 
Back row (l-r): Phil Kell, Doug Jenquin, Sheri Witt and Craig Larson. 

"When the job 

is finished 

and done right, 

the students 

will really 


the lesson." 

James Tenorio 

Lab manager Jerry Addie helps students stack the 36,000 
finished Foundation reports for mailing. 

Giving to UW-Stout through 
gifts of appreciated securities 

Commitments from alumni, friends, businesses, 
foundations and others help to support UW- 
Stout. Such generosity enables the institution to 
continue to provide resources and initiatives not 
funded by state support. 

These gifts add an extra dimension and are 
critical to all academic programs at the university. 
Donors make a difference in the lives of everyone 
on campus. The following information on Gifts 
of Appreciated Securities may help you 
accomplish your goal of donating funds to UW- 

Gifts of appreciated securities 

It is often more tax-wise to contribute securities 

than cash. If you have appreciated securities, 

giving them instead of cash to your favorite 

charity offers a two-fold tax savings. In addition to a charitable deduction 

for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, you 

may avoid any capital gain tax on the appreciated securities. 

For example: Mr. and Mrs. Doe, who are in the 3 1 percent income 
tax bracket, own securities currently valued at $12,000 which 
were purchased for $2,000. They contribute the securities to the 
Stout University Foundation and realize a $12,000 charitable 
deduction, which saves them $3,720 in income taxes (31 percent 
of $12,000). In addition, the Doe's avoid capital gain tax on their 
paper profit for a further tax savings of 52,800. Therefore, the net 
cost of their 512,000 gift of appreciated securities is only 55,480. 
The net cost of the gift may be further reduced because of state tax 
advantages also. 

Gifts of appreciated stock are fully deductible up to amaximum of 30 
percent of your adjusted gross income. Any amount in excess of the 30 
percent ceiling can be carried forward for five years. The securities must 
have been held for a "long-term" period (this generally means for more 
than one year) to qualify for these significant tax savings. 

The Stout University Foundation will be happy to answer any of your 
planned giving questions. Please contact: 

David Wiensch, Planned Giving Officer 
Stout University Foundation Inc. 


Micheels endow 

student artist in residence program 

In 1988 William J. "Bud" and Betty Micheels 
funded a unique student artist in residence 
program. Each spring, the art department invited 
students to apply for the award which provides 
students with a stipend for art materials and studio 
space, as well as guidance from a faculty mentor 
as they meld their ideas about art and technology 
involvement in addressing the relationship of art 
and technology," Micheels explained. 

This past October, the Micheels guaranteed 
the program would be ongoing by endowing the 
program with a gift of 566,500. Bud remarked, 
"Art was always important to Stout' s curriculum 
but it wasn't until 1964 that a separate art 
department was established."The Micheels award 
provides for a greater awareness of the UW-Stout 
art program and, at the same time, provides the 
campus with a permanent collection housed in 
the Library Learning Center. 

Following a year as an "Artist in Residence,'' 
the students show their artwork in the Library 
Learning Center. At that time, a selection 
committee chooses one piece of art from each 
student which is donated to the university for 
permanent display in the library. Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen stated, "Art and technology 
should be closely aligned. The gift from Bud and 
Betty Micheels is a tribute to their love of the 
university and their love of art and design. It's 

Betty and Bud Micheels 

fitting that Micheels, who established the art 
program at UW-Stout, continues to providefunds 
and a great honor to students who are selected for 
the Artist in Residence program each year." 

William J. Micheels served as president of 
Stout State University from 1961 through 1971 
and one year as chanceUor. Currently, Bud serves 
on the Stout University Foundation Board of 

Cabot donates artwork 

When Scott Cabot was a 
student at UW-Stout, he had 
no interest in the visual arts. 
And, he probably couldn't 
have imagined that one day 
he would develop not only 
an interestinartbut, together 
withhis wife Janet, he would 
become an enthusiastic 
collector of original fine art 
prints. But he has. And, for 
those who know Scott and 
his history of involvement 
and support of UW-Stout, it 
will come as no surprise 
that he and Janet would want 
to take that interest and apply it to a need at UW- 

Last year, the Cabots initiated the UW-Stout 
Scott and Janet Cabot Print Collection with a 
contribution of a James Swan print, the first of an 
ongoing, annual contribution to the Furlong 
Gallery permanent collection. That first print, an 
etching by Swan titled "Willow," has been 
followed this year by an etchingby JosephPennell. 
Pennell, like Swan, was a noteworthy American 
artist with a significant reputation in American art 
history. Work by both artists is included in major 
national collections such as the Smithsonian, the 
National Gallery and numerous university gallery 

Scott Cabot 

The Pennell print is an etching executed in 
1 904 as part of a New York series. Pennell is also 
known for a series of prints he did of the 
construction of the Panama Canal, and for an 
ongoing interest in industrial subjects such as 
docks, cranes and buildings. James McNeil 
Whistler was a mentor of Pennell's when Pennell 
lived and worked in Europe for 20 years. Pennell 
is credited with helping establish printmaking as 
an important fine art medium in America. 

Cabot is enthusiastically looking for the next 
print to add to the Cabot Collection, and he wants 
it to be a special selection to help celebrate the 
planned move of the Furlong Gallery into its new 

Stout Outlook 

Stout University Foundation 

1995 - 96 scholarships awarded 

This past September, donors and scholars were 
united as they enjoyed the annual Stout 
University Foundation Scholarship Reception. 
This year, 336 students shared in a total of 
$250,000. The office is frequently asked who 
is receiving the awards. The following 
information was compiled to answer some of 
those questions. 

19S5 - 96 Stoiit Foundation 


Female Recipients: 186 

Male Recipients: 150 

Total: 336 

Scholarship Recipients by School 

industry and Technology 

Female: 34 

Male: 97 

Total: 131 

Human Environmental Sciences 

Female: 97 

Male: 19 

Total: 116 

Liberal Studies 

Female: 23 

' Male: 18 

Total: 41 

Education and Human Services 

Female: 15 

Male: 8 

Total: 23 

Undeclared (No major selected) -' 
Female: 17 
Male: 8 
Total: 25 

Fulton and Edna Holtby Manufacturing Engineering Scholarships 

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Row 1 (l-r): Fulton Holtby, Alexander Zeitler, Jason Vande Loo. Row 2 (I-r): Ehrich Shaw, Bruno Rahn, Dennis 
Rosenbrook, Luke Prasch, Philip Paquette, Eric Meyer. Row 3 (l-r): Eric Matthews, Chad Mason, Jason Lee, 
Scott Larson, Daniel Lamphere, Jason Kern. Row 4 (l-r): Bradley Heckendorf, Rodney Gramse, Adam Dejno, 
Jerry Brainerd, Stanley Anderson, Richard Beyer, Carl Alleman. 

Twenty-four manufacturing engineering honor students were awarded Fulton and Edna Holtby 
scholarships this fall. Fulton is a retired University of Minnesota mechanical engineering professor. 
He is an expert witness in the field of engineering, materials, process and design. "I am honored to 
support a manufacturing engineering program which incorporates an applied component to its 
curriculum. Mixing theory and application to each area of study will be of great benefit to the students." 
The scholarships were awarded in the amount of $500 each. 

Nitz Bequest Provides Scholarship Endowment 

Otto Nitz passed away this year. He was a revered UW-Stout 
faculty member remembered for his love of chemistry and for 
mentoring many of the students who had the privilege of having 
him as their teacher. 

Dawn Carlson ? 70, presently a senior clinical dietitian at the 
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, remembers Nitz: "When 
1 was a student at UW-Stbut, Otto Nitz was my favorite 
professor. I was very impressed with the personal interest he 
look in my education and in the amount of time he devoted to otto Nitz olive Nitz 

students outside of the classroom. His office door was always open. Providing scholarship money 
through his will is consistent with the way he always gave of himself to assist students in learning." 

After his retirement in 1971, Nitz enjoyed photography and other special hobbies. Through a 
bequest, Nitz endowed a scholarship fund to be known as the "Olive and Otto Nitz Endowed 
Scholarship Fund" in the amount of $28,000. The first scholarship will be awarded in 1997. 

National Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts Awards Scholarships 


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Front row (l-r): Chad Robb, Jackie Breuning, David Clark. Back row (l-r): Gary Jacoby, James Kelly, Robert 
Dprsey, Douglas Hansen, James Herr, professor. 

These students are recipients of the National Scholarship Trust Fund (NSTF) scholarships. All are 
pursuing a graphic communication industry education. 

The National Scholarship Trust Fund was organized in 1956 as a non-profit, private, industry- 
directed corporation to develop and dispense scholarship and fellowship assistance to talented men 
and women interested in communications careers. All scholarship recipients are required to maintain 
a "B" average throughout their college studies. 

The National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts, Inc. is under the guidance and control 
of an elected board of directors. NSTF is affiliated with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation 

international Business 

Foreign Language Study Abroad Scholarship 

Dennis Vanden Bloomen. an associate professor in the department of business, has spearheaded an 
effort to fund scholarships for students who wish to improve their foreign language experiences. This 
faD, the first scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to a student studying abroad who 
pursues and includes a foreign language component. 

Preference will be given to general business majors planning to study in Mexico. Vanden Bloomen 
recognizes the importance of travel and learning a second or third language. "Students competing in 
the job market with a second language will have many more opportunities for employment both within 
and outside of this country," he said. "A second language provides a student with an ability to think 
in another language and to better understand another culture." 

Alumni and friends interested in contributing to this special scholarship may contact the Stout 
Foundation or Dennis Vanden Bloomen. 

Engers Create Endowed Scholarship Related to First Amendment 

John K. and Christine M. Enger have established a scholarship 
which addresses the First Amendment . An endowment of $ 1 ,000 
will fund the initiative. 

John is director of University Relations at UW-Stout He has I 
been with the university for more than 26 years, serving in 
several administrative appointments. Before joining the UW- 
Stout staff, he was employed as assistant news director/anchor at 

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HehasabachelorofartsdegreefromUW-EauCIaire/'Chrisand John Enger Christine Enger 

I are extremely pleased with this opportunity to further the education of Stout students while 
encouraging them to reflect on the various aspects of the first amendment, clearly one of the greatest 
instruments of freedom ever crafted." 

Christine '73 has been a memeber of the UW-Stout staff since 1981. She taught industrial 
management courses priorto becoming a financial aid counselor in 1 983. She has a bachelor of science 
degree in vocational rehabilitation and worked with special needs adults before joining the university 
staff. "My husband and I have been a part of the university community for many years, and I am glad 
that we are able to show this support for such a fine institution," she said. " We are both ardent 
supporters of the Bill of Rights and especially the First Amendment." 

The first scholarship will be awarded in 1996. Applicants must submit an essay on one of the five 
clauses of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

8 ♦ Stout Outlook 


Alumni Association News 



three join alumni board 

At the October meeting, the UW-Stout Alumni Association elected Thomas 
Fonfara '84, Roman Gill '57 and Julie Beaver Kinney '76 to join its board of 

Thomas Fonfara received a degree in business administration. Fonfara is 
currently serving as executive assistant in the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. 
As executive assistant, he works closely with secretary Mark Bugher in the overall 
management of the 1 ,200 person agency and leads the legislative and government 
relations function of the agency. Prior to this, Fonfara served as legislative liaison 
for the Commission of Banking for a little more than a year. For nearly seven years, 
Fonfara worked in the Office of Governor Tommy G. Thompson. As one of the 
Governor's original staff members, he worked in various positions and ultimately 
became policy director, where he managed a staff of six policy advisers and for 
years was Thompson's key adviser on education issues. Fonfara and his wife, 
Robin, have one son, Phillip, and make their home in Sun Prairie, Wis. 

Roman Gill received a bachelor's degree in technical education and master's 
degree in industrial technology. In 1990, Gill retired from 33 years of teaching 
including 17 years as an athletic coach in Wisconsin and Michigan high schools. 
Currently, Gill is a member of the City of Escanaba HUD Housing Commission. 
He is a life member of the American Legion and MEA/NEA Retired School 
Personnel. Gill and his wife, Gayle, have two grown children and two grandchildren. 
They reside in Escanaba, Mich., where Gill enjoys hobbies of fishing, hunting and 

Julie Beaver Kinney is the vice president for All American Manufacturing of 
Boyceville, Wis. It's a company Kinney and her husband, Mark, started in 1 982 in 
the basement of their home. The firm now employs 140 persons, including several 
UW-Stout graduates in key posts. Kinney serves as the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary 
treasurer. She holds a degree in vocational rehabilitation. The Kinneys and their Kinney 
two daughters, Katie and Angela, reside in Menomonie, Wis. 

One board member was re-elected and named secretary: 

Marilyn Krause Leccese '74, family and consumer education, director of educational resources, 
Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Special thanks to these members who have retired from the board: 

Colleen Hartmon '88, applied math, MIS consultant, Larson Allen Weishair & Co., Minneapolis, 

Ted Hein '52, industrial education, retired from IBM. 

John Zupek '81 '90, hospitality and tourism management, marriage and family therapy, Institute for 
Human Resources, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Stout Alumni in the USA 








Applications available for alumni scholarships 

Last year, the UW-Stout Alumni Association 
awarded $3,000 through the Stout Alumni 
Association Graduate Scholarships arid Robert S. 
Swanson Fellowship. Ranging from $750 to 
$ 1 ,500, these awards are not exclusively based on 
the applicant's financial need. 

Graduate scholarships must be used for a 
graduate program at UW-Stout. All applicants 
must have completed a degree from UW-Stout or 
be currently enrolled at UW-Stout in an 
undergraduate or graduate program. 

Fellowship applicants must have attained a 
degree from UW-Stout prior to applying for the 
award. A total plan explaining the use of the 
stipend should be included. The fellowship may 
be awarded for several types of study: research 
projects, doctoral studies, seminars that enhance 
a program you are now involved in or a program 
that may aid in a career change. An individual can 
be awarded the fellowship no more than two 
times. No single factor will be responsible for an 
applicant receiving a scholarship. Factors which 

are considered include academic performance, 
recommendations, professional activities, 
extracurricularactiviries, community involvement 
and written application statements. 

The Scholarship Committee will review 
applications and make selections in the spring, 
and inform the recipients in May, subject to the 
approval of the UW-Stout Alumni Association 
Board of Directors. 

UW-Stout Alumni Association scholarships 
and the fellowship are financed by funds collected 
from past membership dues {eliminated in J 982). 
Inaddition, royalties from the Alumni Association 
University and University Gold cards through 
WESTconsin Credit Union contribute to the 

Applications and letters of reference must be 
postmarked on or before March 1, 1996 and sent 
to the UW-Stout Alumni Office, PO Box 790, 
Menomonie, WI 5475 1 -0790. For an application 
or more information, call 715/232-1 151. 

Where we're at 

Greetings! In response to your interest about fellow UW-Stout graduates living 
in your area, we have included a map of the United States noting the number 
of graduates by state. Although the map indicates that 80 percent of the 
graduates reside in Wisconsin and within bordering states, geographic distance 
need not inhibit your involvement with and support of the University. 

As an individual you can serve as an advocate of UW-Stout to prospective 
students, assist the University with the identification of co-op locations for 
current smdents. participate in the UW-Stout Alumni Association credit card 
program (which helps fund the graduate scholarships and fellowship — see 
page 10), nominate fellow alumni for awards and to the Alumni Association 
Board, and serve as a host/hostess at regional gatherings. 

If you reside in Wisconsin, your legislative contacts in support of the UW 
System, particularly to deter decisions around budget cuts, are greatly appreciated. Also, volunteers 
are needed to serve on committees to review scholarship and fellowship applications, and alumni 
award nominations; these committees normally operate via teleconference and do not require travel 
to Menomonie. 

You are welcome to maintain contact with the University and Alumni Association through the 
Internet. Finally, I encourage you to keep the UW-Stout Alumni Association informed about what 
is happening in your life, sothat this information can be shared with fellow alumni in the Class Notes 
section of the Stout Outlook. 











2,016 248 













44 55 

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f Less than ; 
50 alumni 

50 to 199 

200 to 499 

Wisconsin 17,597 

Minnesota 7,431 

Illinois 2,016 

California 824 

Michigan 629 

Others 6,128 

Total 34,901 

as of 11/15/95 

Stout Outlook * 9 

Committee seeks alumni board nominations Credit cards support alumni programs 

The Nominating Committee of the UW-StoutAlumni Association is seeking nominations fortheStout 
Alumni Association Board of Directors. Alumni are encouraged to submit recommendations by 
completing the form below and returning it, along with the nominee's current resume, if possible, to 
the UW-Stout Alumni Association, Nominations Committee, Louis Smith Tainter House, PO Box 
790, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790 by Aug. 1 . 

Nominees should be: 

• Willing to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors. 

• Able to attend two meetings held in Menomonie, annually. 
' Willing to serve actively on committees as needed. 

Ai&smni Association Hoard of Directors 
Nor, ? Form 


", Name of Nominee 

Maiden Name 

i Year of Graduation 



i Address 

1 City, State, Zip 


1 Place of Employment 


* Employer's Address 

i Employer's Fnone 
Submitted by: 

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In August, theUW-Stout Alumni 

Association launched an exciting 

new credit card program Si 

available to UW-Stout alumni, 

students, faculty and staff. , 

Thank you to everyone who Ji|| 

has taken the opportunity 

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participate in this program. 
Every time a UW-Stout 
card is used, a portion of the 
purchase goes to support the UW-Stout 
Alumni Association Graduate 
Swanson Fellowship. In October, the first royalty 
check was presented to the Alumni . Mli mmsBfE 

Association Board of 
Directors and added to the 

endowed account that © 

supports these programs. fj 

Some of you may say that you already have the If 
UW-Stout Alumni credit card offered through MBNA. 
The Alumni Association is no longer affiliated with that 1 
organization and is not receiving any benefits from your 
use of their card. 

I think you'll find this new card, which is offered mrougFirvTESTconsin Credit Union (WCU), a 
great bargain. It's less expensive than most credit cards. WCU's interest rates and fees are reasonable, 
and they have a great reputation for fine service. 

WCU offers you the option of consolidating your current cards into the UW-Stout Alumni Credit 
Card. You also have an Air Travel Mile Program with the option of airline tickets or $300 cash back 
with the UW-Stout Alumni Association Gold MasterCard. For more details, contact WESTconsin 
Credit Union at 715/235-3405. 

Again, on behalf of the UW-Stout Alumni Association, thank you for your support in this very 
important new UW-Stout Alumni Association endeavor. 

Nominations sought for 1996 Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards 

The UW-Stout Alumni Association wishes to recognize the accomplishments of its alumni, and 
to acknowledge their personal, professional, and community contributions. Nominations for 
the Outstanding Alumni, Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards are being solicited from 
alumni, the faculty, staff, and administration. The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to UW- 
Stout graduates no more than 15 years out from the receipt of their bachelor's degree. The 
Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to a UW-Stout graduate more than 1 5 years out from receipt 
of their bachelor's degree. The Service Award is presented to alumni and friends of UW-Stout in 
recognition of outstanding support in the development of the university and alumni affairs. You may 
nominate more than one person since we are sure there are many outstanding alumni who meet the 
criteria listed below. Your written nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee. Simply fill 
out the form at the bottom of this page and mail it to the Alumni Office by March 1 , 1 996. Thank you 
for your help in identifying UW-Stout's finest! 

Nominees for the Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards should exemplify: 

Professional Distinction and Achievement — significant and broad professional accomplishments 

reflecting credit upon the individual and UW-Stout. 

Community Service — specific and meritorious service to the community, state or nation. 

Nominees for the Service Award should exemplify: 

Advancement of UW-Stout' s Mission — daily life exemplifying the mission and ideal of the university 
for promoting intellectual competence, personal development and service. 

Additional Criteria for Nomination: 

1 . Nominations may be submitted by alumni, faculty, staff and administrators of UW-Stout. 

2. Nominees must be living graduates of UW-Stout. UW-Stoutfaculty, staff and administrators 
are not eligible. 

3. Selected recipients are required to be present at Homecoming '96 in order to receive their 
awards. Lodging expenses for the award recipient are provided by the UW-Stout Alumni 
Association. Recipients must provide own travel expenses. 

Selection Process: 

1 . Nominations must be submitted to the Alumni Office. 

2. An information form will be sent by return mail for each candidate nominated. This 
information form should be accompanied by a letter or statement in narrative form by the 
nominators explaining why they feel the qualifications of the candidate meet the award 
criteria. Other details or pertinent data that might prove helpful in supporting the nomination 
include documentation of public or professional recognition, articles or books published and 
honors received. 

3. Final decisions regarding recipients of the award will be made by the Alumni Association 
Awards Committee, subject to the approval of the UW-Stout Alumni Association Board of 

4. Nominees not selected in a given year may be considered for awards in a subsequent year. 

j- • 

Aim, Awards Nomination 

Nomination for: Outstanding Alumni 

Distinguished Alumni Service 

Name of Nominee 

Maiden Name 

Year of Graduation 



City, State, Zip 


Place of Employment 


Employer's Address 

Employer's Phone 

Previous Employment 

Awards Received 

Special Activities 
Suggested Contact Names: 






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If you have a resume for the nominee, please include it with your nomination form. If you have any 
questions, call Suzette Hittner at 715/232-1 151. 

Mail to: 

Suzette Hittner, UW-Stout Alumni Awards Committee, Louis Smith Tainter House, 
P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790 or Fax: 715/232-5015 

10 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Faculty and staff recognized at annual r< 

Homecoming event honors 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service to the university 

1st Row (l-r): Mahshid Jalilvand, Traci White, Ann Zielieke. 2nd Row (l-r): Karen Martinson, Xstfcy Strand, ioiii* 
Miller, Paul Stauftaerier, PhSip Schleifer. 3rd Row (h): Deanna Appiehans, James W. Argo, Lori 8r«retrcm, Shirley 
Murphy, James Forer 

1st Sow Wry. tivxii- iijsitpr, Unda Torses, largaret Kunkel. 2nd Row (l-r): Dennis Mikkelson, Michael Larson 

1st Row (l-r): Jeanette Brunner, James Tenorio, Mary Thompson, Rosemary Jacobson, Philip Sawin. 2nd Row (l-r): 
James Selz, Jolene jalowitz, Cheryl Lowery, Margaret Ingram, James Pejsa, Thomas Prescott, Thomas Franklin. 3rd 
Row (l-r): Gail Nelson, Julene Molczan, Barbara Burdick, Carolyn Barnhart, Charles Coker, Gary Cowles. 




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1st Row (l-r): Ronald Fry, Frank Hebl, Al Hilgendorf, Jane Ki Thomas Baldwin, Kenneth Heintz, Donald 

Wik. 2nd Row (l-r): Bill Siedlecki, Michael Potter, Terry Eikamp, Stephen Snyder, Mark Larchez,Calvin Stoudt. 
3rd Row (l-r): Joseph Brown, Terry Ingram, El bridge Anderson, Tom Allen, Daniel Riordan, Donald Stephenson. 

Alumni Web page coming soon! 

Wide Web will soon find links for the Stoul : - ■:'.••...• 
Alumni Association and die Stout University' - ^^~ 

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Find '"Welcome to University of Wisconsin- 
Stout" on the main directory ;uul proceed to that 
menu. You'll find us there sometime in early 
March. As with most web pages, ours is under 

We encourage you to visit and "sign our 
guestbook." In addition, we'd appreciate input 
you may have regarding content or" our pages. 
Our desire is that the Foundation and Alumni 
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connect with us and with other alumni. Planned 
features include a jump list to home pages of 
alumni, and an e-mail director}' of alumni. 

You may e-mail suggestions in advance to: 

1st Row (l-r): Glenn Gehring, Robert Moats, Mehar Arora. 2nd Row (k): James Herr, Harlyn Misfeldt, Todd Boppel. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 11 

Alumni in the News 

UW-Stout Alumni Association 

Milwaukee Area Retired Stout Alumni Hold Luncheon 

The Milwaukee Area retired Stout alumni held their second annual luncheon Sept. 20 at Alioto's 
Restaurant It was a fun-filled afternoon with 78 in attendance, and many renewed old friendships. 
An array of pictures taken at Stout from the '40s and '50s were on display. 

The master of ceremonies was Walt Dusold '48, and Helen Tews '50 conducted the program 
after lunch. Ann Reuther ' 6 1 , a Stout University Foundation board member, explained the many 
changes that have taken place at Stout. Attendees introduced themselves and told when they 
graduated. Francis Stephens '51 showed the video from Stout that's used as a recruitment tool 
aimed at students. Many also enjoyed viewing the scenes of the campus. 

Door prizes, contributed by the Stout Alumni Association, were distributed by Ardelle 
Stephens '50 and Marilyn Dusold. Rowena Jorgensen '52 received a deck of playing cards for 
"the most recent retiree"; Joe Serflek '47 received a windsock with the Tower Emblem for a 
"birthday closest to the day"; and "Happy Birthday" was sung by the entire group. Phyllis Jelich 
'50 received note cards for "most recent degree from Stout" {master's degree); Mike Huley '52, 
a Stout tote bag for "person who travelled the farthest" (Florida); Paul Axelson '50, note cards 
for "anniversary closest to the day"; Gus Jahssen '49, note cards for a "50th anniversary"; Ken 
Pederson '39, note cards for "earliest Stout grad"; Carolyn Mowbray '51, windsock for "being 
the first arrival." Jerry Solie received a windsock for "wearing the Stout colors." 

Connie Olson '52 received a windsock for "having a child most recently graduated from 
Stout"; Ken Pederson, a windsock for "working the most years with the same employer"; Carolyn 
Dennis, a windsock for "having a great-grandchild most recently"; and Bob Berg '52, a dinner 
bell for "volunteering the most hours of work per week." The dinner bell was donated by Ardell 
'50 and Francis Stephens. Centerpieces were also given as door prizes to the people sitting at a 
"lucky spot" at each table. 

A new addition this year was the distribution of a "newsletter for retired Stout alumni" that 
attended the luncheon. Elaine Papez compiled the newsletter on her computer, and plans are being 
made to include a directory for next year. The committee that organized the luncheon and 
program was Marilyn and Walt Dusold, Elaine and Jim Papez '51, Muriel and Henry Roesler '51, 
ArdeJU and Francis Stephens; and Helen and Russ Tews '50. 

The next luncheon will be held the third Wednesday in September (Sept. 18, 1996) at Alioto ' s 
on Hwy 100 and Burleigh. Any Milwaukee area retired alumni not on the mailing list and 
interested in attending the 1996 luncheon, please contact Helen Tews, 8815 Westlake Drive, 
Greendale, WI 53129 or call 414/425-3814. 

Fryklund Campaign Milwaukee Gathering 

(l-r) Ann Schonner Schroedl BS '74, MS '81; Fred Schroedl BS'73, MS '79; Kevin Schenk '76; Pam Siegel 

Front (l-r): Heidi Strom '91, Baniel Bart '91, Elizabeth Mostek Bart '91. Back (l-r) Drea Hale '91, Timothy 
Leverenz '90. 

Polzin named vice president 
at Ceres Communications 

Kimberly K. Polzin '78, home economics in 
business, has been named vice president of Ceres 
Communications, a diversified marketing 
communications agency specializing in the 
agricultural, environmental and chemical 
industries created in early 1994 by Mona Meyer 
McGrath and Gavin (MMMG). Both companies 
are units ofLondon-based Shandwick, the world's 
second-largest public relations consultancy. 
Polzin was an account supervisor with MMMG. 

Polzin, who specializes in environmental, food 
production and food processing accounts, 
including Ciba Crop Protection and the Klenzade 
division of Ecolab Inc., sees this promotion as an 
exciting opportunity to expand her work with 
worldwide clients. 

"This is an opportunity to build Ceres by 
serving existing clients exceptionally well and 
seeking new clients in our specialty areas," said 
Polzin. "I've already had an opportunity to work 
in our London office on client projects affecting 

Polzin has been in public relations for more 
than 15 years, including positions as 
communications director for National Farmers 
Union and Minnesota Farmers Union. She started 
Falls, Wis., Herald-Telegram. 

"Although I have pursued a career outside my 
major, the education I got at UW-Stout has been 
invaluable," said Polzin. "It was at Stout that I 


tried my hand at news 
and feature writing and 
editing — skills that are 
very important in 
public relations. And, 
it's amazing how the 
seemingly unrelated 
classes such as food 
science have been put 
to use for clients 
involved in the food 
and beverage pro- 
cessing industries." 

Polzin advises students and recent graduates 
planning a similar career to take advantage of all 
career-related learning opportunities. 

"Finding innovative ways to get early 
experience in your chosen career is very 
important," said Polzin. "I'm impressed when 
job candidates can explain how their experience 
can work for my agency. And I always look for 
someone who understands general business 
principles as well as the "how to" part of the job." 

Polzin has been fortunate enough to have a 
professional career that incorporates herpersonal 
interests of traveling, learning new things and 
meeting new people. 

"Luckily, my job involves all three," said 
Polzin. "In the last couple of years, I've expanded 
my horizons by taking downhill ski lessons, 
learning aboutfootball and other active pursuits." 

Kids become hot el employees for a day 


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by Sean Scallon 

BoycevUle Deb Bell's third grade class at 
Tiffany Creek Elementary School in Boyceville, 
Wis., became hotel employees for a day at the 
Red Roof Inn hotel in Woodbury, Minn., last 

When they arrived at the Red Roof Inn, five 
stations had been set up by Lisa Lybert, general 
manager of the hotel. These were housekeeping, 
laundry.frontdeskandmanagementEvery aspect 
of the motel was explored by the students in a 
general tour of the facilities. Then the students 
went to work. 

"We had them teamed up with our regular 
employees," Lybert said. "They learned how to 
use fax machines, setapayroll by usingacomputer, 
how to clean a hotel room, do laundry, etc. We 
also showed them videos on our marketing 
strategies and a history of Red Roof Inns." 

Lybert said the students seemed very 
impressed with inner workings of a nationwide 
hotel chain and she hoped that it will spark 
interest in some of them to think about careers in 
the hotel business. 

' They enjoyed themselves very much," Lybert 
said. "When they came here, we handed out pairs 
of rubber gloves for them to use while they were 
at the house-cleaning station and they wanted to 
take them home with them. I heard from Mrs. Bell 
that many of the students expressed interest in 
getting into the hotel business when they got 

The trip was a part of Red Roof Inn of 
Woodbury's "adoption" of the third grade class 
of Tiffany Creek. Theideaforthe hotel to "adopt" 
the class came from both Bell and Lybert together. 

"I grew up in the Menomonie area and I went 
to UW-Stout with Mrs. Bell," Lybert said. "I've 
been in the hotel business for the past five years 
and I've always wanted to give something back to 
the community. I knew Mrs. Bell was a grade 
school teacher and we both felt that a program 
like this would have its benefits. It would get our 
employees working with kids and it would show 
the students all the many opportunities there are 
in the hotel field when they grow up." 

Bell's goal is that every classroom at Tiffany 
Creek can be adopted by a business. 

"The kids will get many valuable experiences 
from being employees for a day at a particular 
business," Bell said. "It teaches them how a 
business is run and opens doors to all sorts of 
possibilities for careers they can shoot for as they 
grow older. I'm hoping to convince many other 
employers in the area to do the same with other 
classrooms so they can have the kind of day we 
had at the Red Roof Inn." 

Lybert graduated withaB.S. degree in general 
business administration in 1991. Bell received 
degrees in early childhood/elementary education 
in 1983 and professional development in 1991. 
As alumni, they felt it was aperfectpartnership in 
education that they are hoping to continue 

12 ♦ Stout Outlook 

In it for the long haul 

Commitment name of the game for Stu North 

doesn't want to commit to working with 

By Loren Nelson, Leader-Telegram staff 
Staff photo by Steve Kinderman 

Taking golf lessons from Stu North is like eating 
a seven-course meal — both require a little extra 
time and a healthy appetite. 

Unlike some golf instructors, North isn't 
interested in gi ving a 20-minute lesson to someone 
he'll probably never see again. 

"F m not teaching golf for the money it puts in 
my pocket," said the 72-year-old North. "I'm 
teaching golf for fun. And it only becomes fun 
when you can see the results of it. 

"Every once in awhile, you get a pretty good 
golfer that gets where he or she wants to go and 
you feci pretty happy about that." 

. North's best and undoubtedly most famous 
pupil is his son, Andy. A winner of two U.S. Open 
titles, Andy North, 45, now works as a golf 
commentator for ESPN. He is also in the golf 
course design business. 

Meanwhile, Stu, who spends his summers 
living north of New Auburn at Sand Lake, is still 
in the teaching business. He gives lessons every 
Wednesday at Hallie Golf Club during the 
summer. Every fall North and his wife, Mary, 
migrate to Gainesville, Fla., where Stu spends the 
winter teaching golf at the University of Florida. 

"Stu is a person who stresses long-term 
commitment in the game," said Ed Severson, 
who along with his brother, John, are the head 
professionals at Hallie: "He loves to teach people 
who have aspirations to make golf a career. He: 

somebody else unless they're going to make a 
commitment to the game." 

Ed and John Severson hadn't reached their 
teens when they got their first lessons from 
North. Although both are now accomplished 
players who give lessons themselves, they still 
work with North in an attempt to sharpen their 

"Whenever we get a chance, we're out there 
with him." John said. 

As you would expect, there are no tricks or 
gimmicks to North's teaching style. 

"In a way, it's kind of simplistic," John said. 
"He pretty much focuses on a full swing and 
getting all your body parts working together at 
the same time. He's not the type of guy who has 
14 different tips." 

A New Auburn native and former high 
school teacher and coach at Thorp and Tomah, 
North worked :1s a professor and adminislraior 
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 
University ofHouston. Some ofNorth'sfondest 
memories are from his days as a basketball 
coach at Thorp. 

"I was abasketball nut," he said. "Of course, 
I taught or coached them all, but basketball was 
the fun game because you can steal a basketball 

"In football, about halfway through the 
season you know just about what you're going 
to do. In basketball, about halfway through the 

Veteran teaching pro Stu North gives some valued lessons on golf and life to a young pupil at Hallie Golf Club. 

season you start dreaming about how to steal two 

North, who coached John and Ed's father, 
Duke, while at Tomah, is working with his third 
generation of Seversons. Two of his regular 
students this summer are Ed's children, Holly and 

"I work with people of every age, but it' s fun 
if you get some kids with a little ability," North 

A regular on the Chippewa Valley Golf 
Association's senior tournament circuit, North 

says he also likes working with older players. 

"I believe just because you're 60, you don't 
have to shoot a funny number," he said. "The 
good thing about golf is you shouldn't deteriorate 
as rapidly as most people do. In golf, as long as 
you can walk normally... you can play pretty 
respectable ball." 

Stewartreceived amaster's degree in industrial 
education, and Mary received a bachelor's 
dcsiree in home economics education in /9-!6 
from l'\V-Sloui. 

Fischer named Illinois special education teacher of the year 

The Illinois Council for Exceptional Children (ICEQ, the state 
affi\iaie.of(JEC(CouncilforExceptionalChildren),the international 
organization of teachers, administrators and parents working for 
and with children who have special educational needs, has honored 
Murray K. Fisher, a 1974 graduate of industrial technology, with 
its "Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year" award. 

Fisher, of Morton Grove, EL, currently teaches students who 
are severely and profoundly cognitively delayed, in a Chicago 
Public Elementary School. During his 20 years in education, Fisher 
has worked in the areas of vocational training, physical education, 
language development, staff development and educational materials 
design. He has served as inclusion facilitator, university instructor, 
educational consultant, educational facilities consultant, guest 
lecturer and school principal. 

This varied background brings to his students educational 
experiences that are directly applicable to the world outside the 

classroom. Reading and math are taken from the newspaper and the 
accompanying ads. Science involves the students in their 
environment in and out of the school building, while social studies 
and history are experienced through TV news reports, videos, role 
playing and discussions. 

His students are bursting with desire to express what they are 
thinking, what they have seen and what they have done. 

Fisher has the energy and ability to turn walking past a sunny 
window ledge into a lesson on heat absorption as well as shadows. 

In addition to his teaching and direct services, he is also a never- 
tiring advocate forthe education of children with special needs. He 
makes every effort to attend every meeting, conference, convention 
or speakers' forum to support, explain, defend or challenge ideas 
and efforts related to special education programs and children. 

The "Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year" award was presented 
at the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children's annual convention 

in November. The convention includes three days of lectures, 
presentations, and seminars attended by special educators and 
parents of children with special needs from throughout Illinois. 

West Bend students have careers at their fingertips 

Paula Orth 

Imagine a career counseling system that' s available instantly, at the 
touchof a few buttons. Everything you need to know about a career 
— education,training, job prospects, lecture listings — is all in one 

This is CareerNet. 

CareerNet is an on-line information program that uses local 
information about careerplanning and, with an Internet connection, 
can make national and international information available to 
anyone in the West Bend area. 

The service was developed by the Wisconsin Job Service, the 
West Bend High School and the Moraine Park Technical Institute, 
for use by middle- and high-school students, and adults. 

Joe Fuehrer '71, industrial education, CareerNet director and a 
school teacher for 24 years, "never imagined we'd ever have 
anything like this." 

"The information we 're making available to people could come 
from West Bend, or from the other side of the world." 

He added, "This is unique, because CareerNet doesn't have a 
physical location that people go to. We have terminals in various 

places, and they access CareerNetthrough those. It's considerably 
less expensive, and the ongoing costs are minimal. And, we can 
operate on any server that has an Internet connection." 

The system is accessible by computer modem, so anyone can 
access the information from school, work or home. "Anyone with 
access to the Internet's World Wide Web can utilize the CareerNet 
program." Fuehrer said. "We're locatedat" 

Before CareerNet, a student would go to an education aide, who 
would steer the student to various printed materials about careers. 
Gathering the information could take hours or days. 

CareerNet makes the research process much faster, because it 
takes only a matter of minutes to research a specific career area. 

Savings are realized because there is only one CareerNet office, 
where Fuehrer updates the information on a computer. 

In the future, he said, CareerNet may become part of a video 
distance learning system. "We're looking at educating students 
from several schools at once," he explained. For example, instead 
of having teachers at three sites for three students, the program 
could offer comparable training, complete with teacher/student 
interaction, with one teacher videoconferencing with the othersites. 

"The advent of the Information Superhighway makes projects like CareerNet 
available to everyone," says Joe Fuehrer, CareerNet director. 

"The advent of the Information Superhighway makes projects 
like CareerNet available to everyone," Fuehrer said. "It's really 
amazing...and we're very proud of it" 

StOUt Outlook ♦ 13 

Lekies receives Fulbright Scholarship 

Harnisch wins floral design program 

Kristi Lekies, a PhJD. candidate at Iowa State 
University, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to 
study at the Institute for Applied Research on 
Childhood, Youth and the Family, at the University 
of Potsdam in Germany from August '95-July 
'96, the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board 
and the United States Information Agency (USIA) 
announced recently. 

Lekies earned her bachelor of science degree 
at UW-Madison, and her M.S. degree in home 
economics in 1993 at UW-Stout. While at UW- 
Stout, she received the UW-Stout Alumni 
Association Graduate Scholarship. She came to 
Iowa State University in 1993 to study family 
resource management, rural families and rural 

With an interest in rural youth in small 
communities, Lekies will be researching 
community resources and influences on the 
transition from adolescence to young adulthood 
while she is in Germany. 

"I'm also interested in talking with experts in 

human developmental 
life span studies, and 
accessing inter-national 
research," Lekies said. 

Upon her return to 
Iowa State, Lekies 
plans to complete her 
degree program and then 
will pursue a career in 
teaching and research 
with an international 
component. Lekies 

Lekies is one of 
approximately 2,000 U.S. grantees who will travel 
abroad for the 1995-96 academic year under the 
Fulbright Program. Established in 1946 under 
Congressional legislation introduced by former 
Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the 
program is designed "to increase mutual 
understanding between the people of the United 
States and the people of other countries." 


Brad Harnisch, co-owner of Floral Expressions, 
Janesville, Wis., recently won the finale program 
at this year' s American Institute ofFloral Designers 
(AIFD) National Symposium in Chicago. 

The AIFD, first established in 1965 to 
recognize and promote the art of floral design as 
a professional career, is considered the leading 
non-profitorganization committed to establishing 
and maintaining standards in professional floral 

Interest and involvement in the institute spans 
the globe, evident by the nearly one thousand 
worldwi de designer members. Its annual national 
symposium is considered the world's foremost 
floral event. 

The inspiring four-day educational symposium 
is a means for other florists to share ideas and 
design trends. 

Harnisch's program, titled "Earth, Wind, 
Water, Fire: A Kaleidoscope ofNatural Elements," 
offered floral interpretations of the four elements 
which make up the world in which we live. 

"Its purpose was to enlighten other designers 
as to the awesome powers of nature — to inspire 
their creative energies and open their eyes to new 
design possibilities," Harnisch said. 

A year of planning pre-empted the one-hour 
stage presentation. The program consisted of 28 


floral interpretations, the largest being a seven- 
foot sphere of dried flowers. 

Several companies donated products for the 
production including Avatar' s World, anEdgerton 
company dealing in wholesale dried flowers. "The 
program received rave reviews," Harnisch said. 

He dedicates the success of the event to his 
many industry friends for their help, and to his 
"dedicated group of co-workers at Floral 
Expressions and partner Magda Nelson for her 
support, enthusiasm and creative output." 

Rediscover Stout 

Mark your calendar now to attend Reunion 
'96 Time ?8-?9 at TTW- Strait I«m frnm 
outstanding Stout faculty, renew those great 
friendships and start some new ones. This is 
an important opportunity to reacquaint and 
reinvolve yourself with the university and the 
friendships that began here. 

All classes ending in 6 and 71, from the 
Class of 1 956 to the Class of 1 986, are invited 
to return to campus to celebrate their class 

Reunion alumni will have the opportunity 
to become reacquainted with UW-Stout and 
to recall their student days through seminars 
and lectures on current topics of interest, and 
tours of the campus, including the newly 
renovated Fryklund Hall. 

In 1993, class reunions were changed 
from homecoming weekend to the summer. 
This change made dormitory space available 
and enabled more people to attend the 

Further details will be mailed with 
registration forms by mid-April. If it's not 
your reunion year, don't feel left out Reunion 
'96 is open to anyone interested in returning 
to UW-Stout. 

Be sure to call roommates and college 
friends today to make plans to meet on campus 
in June. 

Plan to attend Reunion 1 996. Come alone, 
orbringyourfamily; but come and reconnect. 
Reunion is fun. 

Reunion Class Giving 

What is a Reunion Class Gift? 

Reunion class gifts raised $29,000 of unrestricted funds to support the university. This year's goal, 
$54,000 in unrestricted funds to support the university will provide benefits to students and faculty. 

Of the total amount raised, half will go to fund the Chancellor's Honor Scholarships, which are 
awarded in the amount of S 1 ,000 to entering freshmen who are in the top 1 percent of their graduating 
class. The goal is to support 27 students with SI, 000 scholarships. 

The other half will support the unrestricted dollars that provide funds for UW-Stout not 
accommodated by the university's budget, such as faculty development and faculty grants. 

Who is included in the '96 Reunion Campaign? 

Alumni who received their undergraduate degree in 1956, '66, '71, '76, or '86. The reunion gift is 
usually larger than an annual gift, to celebrate the reunion year. All gifts credited to the class since 
July 1, 1995, including: 

► all unrestricted gifts to the university {our highest priority) 

► gifts designated for specific purposes such as scholarships or memorial funds 

► corporate matches generated by a personal gift to the university 

What is the 1996 Reunion Gift Campaign? 


Number of 

Number of 




Class Members 


$ 6,000 








$ 8,500 











When does the 1996 Reunion Gift Campaign end? 

All gifts received from reunion years by June 30, 1 996 are included in class totals. Class gifts, which 
include the Chancellor's scholarships, will be presented to Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen during the 
reunion luncheon. 

How can I participate with my class? 

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact their reunion committees or the Stout University 
Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790, phone 715/232-1 151. 





Edward Clary - Prescott, Ariz. 
Myra E. Cohen - Granada Hills, Calif. 

Mary Jacobs - Modesto, Calif. 
Helen H. Kleven • Ruther Glen, Va. 

Jane M. Leetz - Dunlap, 111. 

Orville Nelson - Menomonie, Wis. 

Nancy B. Sabatke - McFarland, Wis. 


David Beveridge - Acton, Mass. 

Ronald Boyer - Renton, Wash. 
Gene Chriatiaansen - Duluth, Minn. 
Charles Geurink - McFarland, Wis. 
Dianne L Hallongren - Elmhurst, III. 

Diann H. Malueg - DePere, Wis. 
Jon Moberg - Fanwood, N.J. 

Eileen Myrick - Escanaba, Mich. 
Thomas Rhode - Eagle, Wis. 

Mary B. Sabin - Plymouth, Minn. 
John Waskow - Albuquerque, N.M. 
Karen K. Wittwer - Tacoma, Wash. 

Chuck Yost - Menomonie, Wis. 


■ Lynn M. Abitz - Appleton, Wis. 

Douglas Anderson - Menomonie, Wis. 

Michael Andres - Green Bay, Wis. 

Harald J. Barry - Clarksville, Va. 

Sharon D. Daniels - Marshfield, Wis. 

Ellen J. Gibb - York, Penn. 

Mary Beth Jung<3anser - Waukesha, Wis. 

Delores M Parker- Kodiak, Alaska 

Elizabeth I. Zucker- Boca Raton, Fla. 


Nan A. Baumgartner - Fond du Lac, Wis. 

Frank Geracie - Hartford, Wis. 
Joseph W. Holland - Menomonie, Wis. 

Brett Huske - Lahaina, Hawaii 
Cynthia S. Jenkins - Menomonie, Wis. 

Philip McGuirk - Menomonie, Wis. 

Elizabeth K. Murphy - Durango, Colo. 

Kent D. Myhrman - Minneapolis, Minn. 

Steven M. Nechvatal - Kansas City, Mo. 

Donna S. Skidmore - Thousand Oaks, Calif. 


John B. Benson - Bloomington, Minn. 

Susan M. Block - Appleton, Wis. 

Carrie L Coenen - Menomonie, Wis. 

Karl L Kuehn - Des Plaines, III 

Ann C Kunst - Clear Lake, Iowa 

Bradley Kunst - Clear Lake, Iowa 

Sharon A. McKinney - La Mesa, Calif. 

Gregory A. Meyers - Coon Rapids, Minn. 

Kathleen M. Swan - Prescott, Wis. 

Mark Swan - Prescott, Wis. 

Leonard A. Vetsch - Elk Mound, Wis. 

Gary L Vinge - Albert Lea, Minn. 

14 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Sports Page 

Fall athletic wrap-up 

ecord-wise, the Blue Devil football team 
took a step backward, falling to 3-7 
overall, butthird-yearcoachEdMeierkort 
was ready to get oat of the blocks for the 1996 
season a day after the 1995 season ended. 

"Record-wise, obviously we are disappointed, 
but we are not disappointed in the direction of our 
program because all of our young players are 
coming back," Meierkort said. 

Injuries played a big part in the Blue Devils' 
struggles as several starters went down throughout 
the year. 

Offensive guard Lewis Lindner (Sr, Loyal, 
Wis.) and defensive lineman Mike Olson 
(Farmington, Minn.) were named as WSUC 
second team picks. Receiver Matt Doke (Jr, 
Bruce, Wis.), running back Mike Bechtel (Jr, 
Augusta, Wis.), linebacker Nick Kaiser (Sr, 
Menomonie, Wis.), linebacker LaRue Pierce 
(Jr, Reddick, Fla.), cornerback Tony Aizupura 
(Jr,Reddick,Fla.), and offensive linemen Saxon 
Feeney (Sr, Plymouth, Minn.) and Joe Kanupke 
(Sr, Oak Lawn, III) were named honorable 
mention. Kaiser was a GTE/CoSIDA District V 
Academic All- American selection 

Bechtel was the team's leading rusher with 
682 yards and returned two kickoffs for 
touchdowns. He also led the team in scoring with 
56 points. Quarterback Forrest Schneider (Sr, 
Red Wing, Minn.) completed his career by 
becoming the second ranked passer in Stout 
history with 4992 total passing yards. 

It was the year of the blocks for the Stout 
volleyball team as Cassie Buxton (Sr, Edina, 
Minn.) shattered five individual blocking records 
as the Blue Devils finished the season at 13-22. 
Stacy Stoddard (Fr, St. Paul, Minn.) also tied 
an individual match blocking record. 

''It was a rebuilding year," third-year coach 
Jill Jolliff said, "but it gave us the chance for some 
of the players to get some playing time undertheir 

Megan Frazier (Jr, Red Wing, Minn.) was 
Stout's most effective offensive weapon, leading 
the team in kills, hitting percentage and digs as 
she was named to the WWIAC honorable mention 
squad as was Jenny Kelley (Sr, Bloomington, 
Minn.). Kelley was a hitter that moved to setter 

after the starting setter was lost to a knee injury. 

Women's soccer made its first appearance as 
a varsity sport, and coach Lisa Petruccelli was 
pleased with the Blue Devils' 4-12-1 record. 

"It was an extraordinary season," Petruccelli 
said. "No one expected us to win a game." 

Kari Stapleton (Jr, Hartford, Wis.) scored 
the Blue Devils' first-ever goal in a 2-1 loss to 
UW-Platteville and the Devils recorded their first 
win by downing Martin Luther, 3-1 on Sept. 23. 
Stout's first win over a conference opponent 
came in the WWIAC tournament when they 
downed UW-Superior, 2-1. 

Joann Sognesand (Sr, New Hope, Minn.) 
was the Blue Devils leading scorer with four 
goals and Jenny Tyson (Sr,Apple Valley,Minn.) 
finished with three goals and two assists. 

Andrea Schroeder (Sr, New Berlin, Wis.) 
was named to the WWIAC second team and 
played all positions for Stout throughout the 

With a new coach, the Stout women's tennis 
team made some noise on the tennis scene as first- 
year coach Cyndi Raymond' s team finished with 
a 9-2 overall record and placed fourth in the 

Tami Weiss (So, Cottage Grove, Minn.) and 
Kristine Erdtmann (So, Jesteburg, Germany) 
took undefeated records into the conference meet 
before finishing third. Weiss finished at 13-1 and 
Erdtmann at 12-1. 

The No. 3 doubles team of Weiss and Jessica 
Pfeiffer (So, Woodbury, Minn.) was second at 
the conference meet and the No. 1 doubles team 
of Amy Jamieson (So, Dayton, Minn.) and 
Carrie Kish (So, Anoka, Minn.) placed third. 

The men's cross country team placed sixth at 
the WSUC meet and the women finished eighth. 
Paul Gilies (So, Plum City, Wis.) earned all- 
conference honors by placing 18th at the 
conference meet. 

CraigSandbulte (Jr, Willmar,Minn.),Jason 
Petersohn (So, Manitowoc, Wis.) and Jason 
Waldvogel (Jr, Wausau, Wis.) were other team 

Katy Olson (Fr, Rice Lake, Wis.) and Lisa 
Radosevich (So, Tomaliawk, Wis.) paced the 
women's team all season. 

Blue Devil Spring Schedule 

Friday. February 2 

Wrestling vs. St. John's. 5 p.m. 

Men's and Women's Track hosts 
Burger King invitational, 5 p.m. 
Saturday, February 3 

Gymnastics at LaCrosse. 1 p.m. 

Wrestling at Eau Claire, 9 a.m. 

Women's Basketball at Stevens Point, 3 p.m. 

Men's Basketball vs. Stevens Point, 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, February 7 

Women's Basketball vs. River Falls, 7 p.m. 

Men's Basketball at River Falls, 7 p.m. 
Friday, February 9 

Gymnastics at Hamline, 7 p.m. 
Saturday, February 10 

Men's Basketball vs. Whitewater. 7 p.m. 

Women's Basketball at Whitewater, 3 p.m. 
Friday, February 16 

Gymnastics at WWIAC Meet, River Falls 

Men's and Women's Track hosts 
Warren Bowlus Classic, 5 p.m. 
Saturday, February 17 

Wrestling at WSUC Tourney, Piatteville 

Women's Basketball vs. Oshkosh, 3 p.m. 

Men's Basketball at Oshkosh, 7 p.m. 

Gymnastics at WWIAC Meet, River Falls 
Wednesday, February 21 

Women's Basketball vs. Eau Claire. 7 p.m. 

Men's Basketball at Eau Claire, 7 p.m. 
Saturday, February 24 

Women's Basketball at Piatteville, 5 p.m. 

Men's Basketball vs. Piatteville, 7 p.m. 
Tuesday, February 27 

Baseball vs. Loras College at Metrodome. 2 p.r 
Friday, March 1 

Gymnastics at Nationals, Ithaca, NY 

Wrestling at NCAA III Nationals, Cortland. NY 

Friday, March 29 

Baseball vs St. John's at Metrodome. 9:30 pm 
Saturday, April 6 

Alumni Baseball Game. Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Sunday, April 7 

Baseball vs Mt Senario, Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Monday, April 8 

Baseball vs St Thomas, Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Saturday, April 13 

Baseball vs Augsburg, Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 16 

Baseball vs Viterbo College, LaCrosse at 2 p.m. 
Friday, April 19 

Baseball vs UW-River Falls, Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Saturday, April 20 

Baseball vs UW-Superior*, Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Friday, April 16 

Baseball vs UW-LaCrosse, LaCrosse at 1 pjn. 
Saturday, April 27 

Baseball vs UW-River Falls*. River Falls at 1 p.m. 
Friday, May 3 

Baseball vs UW-LaCrosse*. Menomonie at 1 p.m. 
Saturday, May 4 

Baseball vs UW-Superior*. Superior at 1 p.m. 
Saturday, May 11 

WSUC Playoffs. Northern Site, TBA 
May 16-18 

NCAA Division III Regionals, TBA 
May 23-25 

NCAA Division III Nationals, TBA 

* Wisconsin State University Conference Game. 

Five I Into hall of fame 

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Five Stout outstanding athletes, four from the 
early 1980's, were inducted into the UW- 
Stout Hall of Fame in ceremonies Nov. 4. 

Gymnast Paul Speltz, baseball player Joe 
Vavra, football playerBob Johnson, track athlete 
Nanci Halvorson-Schillinger and basketball 
player Bill Peterson entered the hallowed hall. 

Speltz was a member of the final Stout men' s 
gymnastics team that won the 1984NAIAnational 
championship, Stout's only team national 
championship team. 

Speltz dominated the pommel horse, setting 
the school record in 1 984 with a 9.65. He won the 
NAIA pommel horse title in 1983 and 1984 as 
well as the NCAA Division II pommel horse title 
in 1983. One of only three Stout gymnasts to 
ever earn a berth to the NCAA Division I 
championships, Speltz placed 20th in 1983. 

"Winning the NAIA team championship is 
my biggest thrill," Speltz said. "I found winning 
as a team a rewarding change from individual 

Originally from Rochester, Minn., Speltz is 
employed by Vikings Electronics as a project 
engineer and resides in Woodbury. Minn. Speltz 
and former teammate Mark Rezac have recently 
started a company to develop and market a 
device that adds fire sounds to gas fireplaces. 

Vavra will be remembered as the most 
dominant shortstop in Stout baseball history. He 
was the Blue Devils' leading hitter in 1980, 81 
and 82 and the team MVP in 1981 and 82, the 
same years he was named all -district. He was an 
honorable mention All-America selection in 1 982. 

Vavra appears in the top ten of six Stout career 
records, including the top batting average (.402), 
and ranks second and third in single season 
batting average, hitting .472 in 1981 and 82. 

Vavra was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers 
in 1 982 and worked his way through the farm 
system before illness took him off the playing 
field while playing AAA. Vavra stayed with the 
Dodgers as a coach, working at various levels in 
the farm system. In 1995, he was appointed the 
Dodger's major league base running coach. In 
1989 and 1994, Vavra was named Baseball 
America magazine's "Short-A Season manager 
of the year." 

Active in community events, Vavra yearly 

holds a baseball clinic at Stout for area youth. 

A native of Chippewa Falls, Vavra calls 
Menomonie his home during the off-season. 

Johnson is the Blue Devils' all-time leading 
rusher, tallying 2656 yards from 1979-82. A 
two-time all-WSUC first team pick, Johnson 
holds career records in rushing attempts (571) 
and most net yards (2656). He holds season 
records for most rushing attempts (209) and most 
touchdowns (13). 

Playing in 42 consecutive games, Johnson 
was the team MVP in 1981 and 82 and was a 
NAIA honorable mention selection in 1981. 

"I would not trade the experience of playing 
Stout football for anything," Johnson said. "The 
friendships, the coaches, the winning attitudes." 

Johnson is employed by LithoTechnical 
Services in Bloomington, Minn., where he has 
been named the salesman of the month 14 times. 
Formerly from Hastings, Minn., Johnson resides 
in Eagan. Minn. 

Halvorson-Schillinger still holds four 
individual women's track records and is part of 
another as a member of a relay team, running for 
the Blue Devils in 1981-82. 

Halvorson-Schillinger holds outdoor records 
in the 1 00- and 400-meter hurdles, the heptathlon 
and was a member of the 4 X 100-relay team. 
Indoors, she holds the pentathlon record. 

A two-time Wisconsin state hurdle champ, 
Halvorson-Schillinger earned NAIA Ail- 
American honors in 1981, placing third in the 
400 hurdles and fourth in the 100 hurdles. 

She resides in Edgar, Wis., her hometown, 
and is employed by Kolbe and Kolbe in Wausau. 

Peterson played a point guard position for the 
Blue Devils basketball team in 1940-43 and 46- 
47 before the term was even known. 

Peterson, deceased, scored 410 career points, 
but dribbling was his forte. When the Blue Devils 
qualified to the NAIA Nationals in Kansas City in 
1942, he won over fans with a solo dribbling 
exhibition that may have lasted four minutes 
during an opening 47-42 win over Texas 

Peterson was also a master of the look away 
pass. As did many students, Peterson joined the 
aimed services during World War U, then 
returned to Stout after the war. 

Buelow receives award 

The man responsible for establishing the 
university's sports information office, andamajor 
player in the formation of the Athletic Hall of 
Fame, received the 1995 Stout Distinguished 
Service Athletic Award. 

Charles Buelow, who served as director of 
University Relations from 1968 until his 
retirement in 1 992, received the award at Hall of 
Fame ceremonies held Nov. 4. 

Buelow was instrumental in developing what 
is now the Office of University Relations. The 
office oversees legislative relations, community 

relations, .business relations, universitywide 
publications, media relations and special projects 
for the chancellor. 

It was out of that office that Buelow established 
the sports information office in 1968. Buelow 
functioned in a many-faceted capacity, serving 
as the sports information director until 1985. 

Buelowalsoplayedamajorrolein establishing 
the Hall of Fame in 1978. In addition, he was pom 
pon adviser for many years. 

The Distinguished Service Athletic Award is 
courtesy of M&I Bank. 

Stout Outlnnk ♦ 15 

Alumni News 



The Correales' 

Class Notes 


Leone Nagel Dedering '53, Kiel, has retired from Kiel 
Area Schools after 29 years of teaching. 

Roberta Hutchison Prunty '54, New London, 
has retired as a substitute teacher. 

Alfred Ochs '55, Marinette, retired in March as 
area supervisor of Northeast Wisconsin Technical 
College. Gloria Voight Smith '55 received the 
Honorary Family and Consumer Education Award 
from the Wisconsin Home Economists in Elementary/ 
Secondary Education for her outstanding contribution 
to Wisconsin family and consumer education. 

Earl (Bob) '56 and Mae Rammer Foster '56 
reside in Wadsworth, 111. Both are retired teachers and 
enjoy camping. 

Joan Manes Olstrom '58. Reedsport. represented 
the Oregon beekeeping industry at the National Honey 
Board's Nominations Committee meeting held Oct. 7 
in Phoenix. Ariz. A beekeeperfor 24 years, she manages 
200 honeybee colonies for honey production and for 
pollination services. 

Roger Reuther BS '61 , MS '65 retired June 30 as 
vocational education coordinator for the West Allis- 
West Milwaukee School District. He served the district 
34 years as a teacher, supervisor and coordinator. On 
July 25 Roger received the Honorary Family and 
Economists in Elementary/Secondary Education for 
his outstanding contribution to Wisconsin family and 
consumer education. 

Marilyn Mook '62, Lansing, Mich., instructor/ 
academic advisor in the Department of Food Science 
and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, 
received the 1995 Advisor of the Year award from the 
College of Human Ecology. 

Louise Reseld Wakem '63, Phoenix, Ariz., has 
received Certified Association Executive (CAE) status 
from the American Society of Association Executives. 
She has been named executive director of the Friends 
of Arizona Highways Foundation. 

David Kennedy '65, Adams, has retired from 
Eaton Corp. as senior technical writer. Leslie Moberg 
Crove '66 is a clinical dietitian at Froedtert Memorial 
Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee. 

Thomas Hogan BS '66, MS '7 1 , Salem, Ore., has 
been promoted to director of organization development 
and training at Siltec Silicon. 

Kathleen Wacker Mathwig '67 is bakery/deli 
coordinator at Woodlake Market, Kohler. Tim 
Wentling BS '67, MS '68, professor and head of the 
Department of Vocational and Technical Education at 
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has 
been named the first Grayce Wicall Gauthier Endowed 

Frederick Graskamp '68, Fond du Lac, has joined 
Waddell & Reed Financial Services as an account 
representative. Judith Kreutzer BS '68, '69, MS '72, 
Fairmont, W. Va., has received the Excellence in 
Advising Award from Fairmont State College and was 
selected the 1995 Outstanding Vocational Teacher 
Educatorbythe West Virginia Vocational Association. 

Betty Mahr-Severson '69 has joinedPatrickTravel 
LTD, Mequon, as manager and travel consultant She 
has also been named president of the St Nicholas 
Hospital Auxiliary, Sheboygan. Donna DeMars 
Malum '69, St. Joseph, Minn., attended the fourth 
United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, 


James Jensen "70 has been named corporate projects 
manager at Kalmbach Publishing Co., Waukesha. 
Anona Nelson '70, Cumberland, is employed as a 
nanny. David Patten BA '70, MS '71, Cape Coral, 
Fla., is president of Resource Consultants Inc. Diana 
Stellings Shirley '70 is the owner of Diana Marie's, a 
floral and gift shop in the Eastgate Mall, Chattanooga, 
Term. James Smith '70 is the owner of Shamrock Oil 
Co., Phillips. 

Harald Barry BS '7 1 , MS '83, Clarksville, Va., is 
vice president of operations at Lake of the Woods Co. 
Dan Hampton '71 is senior vice president of 
investments for Robert W. Baird & Co., Milwaukee. 

Edward '72 and Lorena Roberts Miklavcic '72 
reside in Libertyville, 111. Edward is director of 
manufacturing for ABTOX, a medical sterilizer 
manufacturer; Lorena is a clinical dietician for the 

Veteran's Administration. Virginia Scholbrock MS 

'72 has been named dean of Instructional Operations at 
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior. For 
the past 22 years she has headed the fashion marketing 
program which has gained a statewide and national 
reputation. Graydon Steensrud '72 is director of 
human resources at Cleveland Electric, Atlanta, Ga. 
Carol Wagner Williams '72 was named Teacher of 
the Year by the College of Education and Human 
Services, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. 

Charles Willihnganz '73 has recently changed 
employment from managing an Ace Hardware store to 

Marilyn Krause Leccese '74 is director of 
educational resources at Broadlawns Medical Center, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 


Renee' DeMars-.Iohnson BS "75, MS '90. Okemos. 
Mich., isan early childhood consultant forthe Michigan 
Department of Education. Elizabeth Chambers 
Gerber MS '75 is the owner of Computer Smarts, 
White Hall, Md. Denise Bushey Kirkeeng BS '75. 
MS '8 1 is the tech prep consultant for Sarasota County 
School District Sarasota, Fla. Michael Molitor '75, 
Arlington Heights, HI., is an insurance agent with 
Western & Southern Life. Kenneth Obermueller '75 
is a loan originator at First Federal Bank of Eau Claire 
in Hudson and is also the new owner of Stafne's Supper 
Club in Eau Claire. Gary Schoenborn '75 has been 
promoted to senior project industrial engineer at 
Consolidated Papers Inc., Wisconsin Rapids. He is also 
president of the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans 
of America. 

Andy Eaton BS '76,MS '91, vocational education 
teacher at Hayward High School, was honored as the 
1994-95 Wisconsin School-to-Work Educator of the 
Year by the Wisconsin Association for Secondary 
Vocational Administrators. Robert Dvorak '76, Eden, 
is the owner of ACCUFAB, a cosmetic painting 
company of point-of-purchase displays. Kathleen 
McCrindle MacDonald '76, Greenfield, is a family 
and consumer education teacher atFrank Lloyd Wright 
Middle School. She recently received the 1 995 Crystal 
Apple Award which is presented annually by the West 
Allis Chamber of Commerce to a secondary teacher in 
the West Allis-West Milwaukee School System for ' 
accomplishments in the teaching field. 

Stewart Rivall '77 is executive officer of Air Test 
and Evaluation Squadron Nine, Naval Air Station 
China Lake, Calif. Faythe Weber MS '77 received the 
Meritorious Service Medal while serving with the 
Bureau of Naval Medicine and Surgery in Washington, 
D.C. She was recognized for her outstanding duty 
performance as supervisor of the health and physical 
readiness programs in the Personal Excellence and 
Partnerships Division. 

Bruce Galde MS '78, Long Beach, Calif., was a 
presenter at the national conference for the American 
Society forTrainingDevelopmentheldin Philadelphia. 
He is currently senior manager of employee 
development at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. Mary 
Ingman BS '78, MS '93, Tomahawk, is a school 
counselor and student assistance program coordinator 
for Wittenberg-Bimamwood School District David 
Mattes MS '78 has been named vice president of 
operations at Leonard Archives Inc., Detroit Mich. 
Sheila Ruhland '78 is dean of Business Education at 
Western Wisconsin Technical College, La Crosse. 

Julia Hierl Burmesch '79 was elected president of 
the Stencil Artisans League Inc. (SALT) at the 1995 
Shades of Chicago Show. She is the owner of Finishing 
Touch Stencils, Norfhfield, Minn. Laverne Doenier 
MS '79, an agriculture instructor at Northcentral 
Technical College, Wausau, has been named the 
Outstanding Agriculture Education Teacher by the 
Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agriculture 
Instructors. He has taught at NTC for 28 years. Brian 
Hanson '79 is a manufacturing engineer for the OTC 
Division of SPX, Owatonna, Minn. 


Patrick Bartling '80 has been named general manager 
of the Automotive Division of Modine Manufacturing 
Co. , Racine. Lee Bruggeman '80 is a special education 
teacher at Crownpoint Community School forthe BIA 
on theNavajo Reservation, Crownpoint, N. Mex. Terry 
MS '80 and Barbara Riniker Daniels MS '80 reside 
in St. Paul, Minn. Terry is arealtorwithReirnaxandhas 

earned the CRS designation, the top designation in 
residential real estate; Barbara is staff development 
specialist for Shriner's Hospital in Minneapolis. 
Julianne Ekern Degenhardt '80, San Diego, Calif., 
has earned a master's degree in tax accounting from 
San Diego State University. Bruce Haar '80 is an anto 
collision instructor at Dunwoody Industrial Institute, 
Minneapolis, Minn. Randy Kupper "80 is senior vice 
president at Interval International, Miami, Fla. 
Pamela Crysdale Miner '80, De Soto, Texas, is 
assistantbusinessmanagerforPillowtex, Ralph Lauren 
Bedding Division. Nancy Helmer Skifstad '80 has 
recently received a master's degree in library science 
from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. William 
Coldwell '81 is director of real estate and facilities at 
Digi International, Minnetonka, Minn. 

Randy '81 and Rachel Aspenson Glenn '80reside 
in Overland Park, Kans. Randy is manager of package 
engineering at Hoechst Marion Roussel 
Pharmaceuticals; Rachel teaches part time for Blue 
Valley Elementary Schools. Mary Bierman MS '81, 
Three Lakes, is retired but is still very active as a membr 
of the Governors Land and Water Conservation Board, 
vice president of the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, 
president of the Forest County Association of Lakes 
and president of the Butternut-Franklin: Lakes 
Foundation. Lynne Komp Gross "81, school food 
service director for West Bend Joint School District 
received the 1995 Outstanding School Food Service 
Directorawardfrom the Wisconsin SchoolFood Service 
Association. Sandra Frey Hughes '81, Palmdale, 
Calif., is a first grade teacher at Mojave Elementary. 
Rhonda Johannesen '81 has been promoted to 
corporate marketing director at Allen & O'Hara Inc., 
Memphis, Term. Daniel Johnson '81, Aurora, 111., 
was promoted to technical manager of the 
Communications Maintenance Development Team 
at AT&T Bell Laboratories. David Wilson '81 has 
been promoted to commercial lines product compliance 
manager at Kemper National Insurance Co., Long 
Grove, 111. 

Laurie Haig '82 has been named manager of 
quality assurance at Canvasbacks, Milwaukee. Michael 
Oliver BS '82, MS '88, Wisconsin Rapids, is a 
hospitality management instructor at Mid-State 
Technical College. Vonda Myers Tomlinson '82, 
Sheboygan, has been electedpresident of the Wisconsin 
chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. 
Corrine Pristel Allard '83, Franklin, is manager of 
administrative support at Blue Cross & Blue Shield 
United of Wisconsin. 

Lori Heinen Arnold '83 is a customer service 
directorforFrito Lay/Pepsi, Topeka, Kans. Teri Olson 
Bailey '83 received a master's degree in business 
administration with an emphasis in marketing from the 
University of Minnesota and has accepted a position 
with A.C. Nielsen Marketing Research, Minneapolis. 
Linda Larsen Dageenakis *83 is the school to work 
transition coordinator at Adam City High School, 
Denver, Colo. Michael '83 andPatti Glockzin Dunn 
'82 reside in Albion, Nebr. Michael is employed by 
Lindsay Manufacturing; Patti is nursing home 
administratorat WolfMemorial Good Samaritan Center. 
Peter Kirschhoffer'83,Lake Mills, isaseniorproduct 
designerforUltratec Inc. Rosalinde Barker Sansburn 
'83, Green Bay, was promoted to staff accountant at 
Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream. 


Curtiss Bawden '84 has been promoted to general 
manager of food at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, 
Calif. Grace Naswem BS '84, MS '85 is head of the 
Department of Home Economics, Federal College of 
Education Abudu, Cross River State, Nigeria. Sandra 
Melcher Payne MS '84, Charlottesville, Va., is 
employed as a board certifed specialist in pediatric 
nutrition by the Virginia Department of Health. Paul 
'84 and Jana Dunnum Rushlow BS '84, MS '90 
reside in Boise, Idaho. Paul is regional sales manager 
for Pro Med Inc.; Jana is a package development 
specialist for Ore-Ida Foods. 

Steven Forde '85, Chicago, HI, is an investment 
consultant with Citibank and will soon be opening a 
brewpub. Thomas Kennedy '85 has been promoted to 
design manager at Ahern Fire Protection, Elk Grove 
Village, HI. Dean McFadden '85, Wauwatosa, is 
employed by Quad Graphics as the operations manager 
of Sussex Imaging. 

Douglas Cwidak '86, Chicago, HI., is a senior 
packaging designer for Inland Container. Lynn 

16 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Dedering '86, Milwaukee, is an accountrepresentative 
for P.A, Staffing Service. James Hanson MS '86 
received a PhD. in human development and family 
studies in 1 994 from Iowa State University and currently 
serves as assistant professor of psychology at Grand 
View College, Des Moines, Iowa. Timothy Hotter 
'86, Sarasota, Fla., has been promoted to director of 
engineering at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Judith 
Amundson Keenan '86, Glenview, HI., is finance 
manager for the Cheese Division of Kraft Foods. 
James Knauf '86 has been promoted to regional sales 
manageratPillsbury Bakeries and Food Service.Dallas 
Olson '86, Lawton, Okla., has received a master's 
degree in business administration from Oklahoma City 
University. Steven Tomaszewski '86 is a manu- 
facturing engineer with MacLean-Fogg Co., Richmond, 
m. Karen Westlund '86, St. Paul, Minn., is employed 
by Schneiderman's Furniture in visual display. 

Dana Eichelt Catalogna BS '87, MS '94 is a 
vocational evaluator at MidState Technical College, 
Wisconsin Rapids. Valerie DeVries-Polman '87, 
Aimond, is a family and consumer economics teacher 
at Almond-Bancroft Schools. Nancy Gehlhar BA '87, 
MS '90, is a counselor/trainer at HIRED, Minneapolis, 
Minn. Geralyn Mundschau Kraft '87, De Pere, is a 
Headstart/kindergarten teacher for Green Bay Public 
Schools. Kevin Kufahl '87 is a sales representative for 
Weyerhaeuser Co., Manitowoc. Faith McNally BA 
'87, MS '95, Marine on St. Croix, Minn., is a counselor 
at Hudson High School. Rebecca Pfluger '87 is a 
graphic designerforBolger Publications, Minneapolis, 
Minn. Sandra Zahler Rippberger '87 is a job 
placement specialist for Hjelemeland Rehabilitation 
Consultants, Edina, Minn. 

James Bergquist '88 is president and owner of 
JX.B. Design Studios, Excelsior, Minn. Karen Carlson 
Crane '88 has been promoted to manager at Polo 
Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Chattanooga, Term. 
Katrina Hendricksen '88 is a flexible resource 
administrator for American Express Travel Related 
Services, Phoenix, Ariz. Todd Johnson '88 received a 
master's degree in business administration with a 
concentration in manufacturing systems from the 
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. Sara Tubbs 
Larsen '88 Deltona, Fla., recently completed a short- 
term mission project in Jamaica and is presently teaching 
second grade in a year-round school. Barry Leis '88, 
Oconomowoc, was promoted to director at Venture 
Sales, Gammex RMI, a manufacturer of quality 
assurance test tools and laser patient positioning 
devices for diagnostic radiology, mammography, 
ultrasound and radiation oncology. Juanita Mack 
Loether '88 is an interior designer with Feiner Furniture, 
Cross Plains. Bonnie Hodkiewicz Marinucci '88 has 
been promoted to general manager at Red Lobster/ 
General Mills, OrlandPark, 111. Mark Milligan '88 is 
a manufacturing engineer withA.O.Smith Automotive 
Products Co., Milwaukee. Frank Moravec '88 has 
earned the CPCU designation (Chartered Property 
and Casualty Underwriter) and the AIS designation 
(Associate in Insurance Services). He is currently an 
underwriter for Church Mutual Insurance Co., Merrill. 
Jeffrey Schulz '88 is a senior electronic technician for 
Allen-Bradley Co. Inc., Mequon. Edward '88 and 
Beth Franko Wegner '88 reside in Tomah. Edward is 
a process engineer for Farnam Corp; Beth is program 
director/administrator and teacher at Noah's Ark 
Christian Preschool. 


Craig ' 89 and Melissa Magolski Anderson '89 reside 
in Durham, N.C. Craig is a senior software engineer 
with Wandel & Goltermann; Melissa is a CPA with 
MacKay Communications. Lee Ed.S. '89 and 
Barbara Welcenbach Born '78 reside in Berlin. Lee 
is guidancedirectorfor Berlin Schools;Barbarateaches 
7-12 family and consumer education at Green Lake 
School. Michael '89andKay Christopherson Collins 
'86 reside in Milwaukee. Michael is a mechanical 
design engineer with GFG Corp; Kay is a sales account 
executive for The Grand Milwaukee Hotel. Susan 
Grzincich '89, Hibbing, Minn., has earned a degree in 
pharmacy from UW-Madison. John Kersten '89 has 
been promoted to operations manager at Krueger 
International, Green Bay. Paula DeBaker Post '89 is 
manager of systems development and inventory 
planning at Gander Mountain Inc., WilmoL Elise 
Strysick '89, Clawson, Mich., was promoted to human 
resources specialist at Kmart. Russell Styczynski '89, 
Suamico, is a senior sales engineer at Paper Con- 

verting Machine Co. Jane Allen Walsh '89, Chapel 
Hill, N.C, is employed in sales by Blue Cross and Blue 
Shield of North Carolina. 

Jeffrey Baryenbruch '90 has transferred and been 
promoted to sales managerat the 1,620-roomWyndham 
Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Susan Graham Dillon 
'90, Yuma, Ariz., is assistant director of food service at 
Arizona Western College. Steven Eiter '90 is assistant 
general manager at Champp's Americana, Richfield, 
Minn. Cheryl Martens Halladay '90 is a teacher at 
Central High School, Salem. Craig Sabota '90, 
Appleton, was promoted to production coordinator of 
the commercial products division of Miller Electric 
Mfg. Co. Steven Seidel '90 is food and beverage cost 
controUerfor Adams MarkHotel, Denver, Colo. Debra 
Zabel '90 is assistant manager at Perkins, Fairmont, 
Minn. Kevin Zimdars '90 isamanufacturing engineer 
with Broan Manufacturing Co. Inc., Hartford. 


Jennifer Colletti '91, Eagan, Minn., is a product 
manager at B.W. Harris Mfg. Michael Ginter '91 is 
assistant rooms executive at the Ritz Carlton Tyson 
Comers, McLean, Va. Marni Henderson Handlos 
'91 is employed at Josten's, Minneapolis, Minn. Kelly 
Santee Harp '91, Menomonie, is the ministry 
coordinator for United Ministries in Higher Education 
at UW-Stout. Theresa Hippert '91 is a learning 
disabilities teacher at James Campbell High School, 
Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Rochelle Kacsir Kahl '91 is 
associate manager at Red Lobster,Duluth, Minn. Lynn 
Klasen Oehlke '91, Minneapolis, Minn., is a home 
economist with Sandoz Nutrition Corp. Donja 
PickeringBA '91, MS '94 is a school psychologist for 
Coos County Education Service District, Coos Bay, 
Ore. Kristin Kosmider Reese '91, Savannah, Ga., is 
the restaurantand lounge managerat the HyattRegency 
Savannah. Carrie Reimer '91 is store manager at J. 
Riggins, Apache Mall, Rochester, Minn. Michelle 
Rene Schettini '91 is a computer programmer at 
American Management Systems, Arlington, Va. Sheila 
Doroff Voss '91 is a production coordinator in the 
merchandising department of Gorden & Fergusen of 
Delaware Inc., a manufacturer of men's outerwear 
located in Plymouth, Minn. Gina Rostagno Wallat 
'91, Brighton, Mich., is working on her juris doctor 
degree at Thomas Cooley Law School. Krista Ward 
'91, Madison, received doctor of law and master of 
business administration degrees from UW-Madison. 
Michael '9 1 and Jennifer Hafele Weseli '9 1 reside in 
Hudson. Michael is a senior technical support engineer 
for Camax Manufacturing Technologies; Jennifer is a 
buyer/planner for The Shannon Group/Kolpak. 
Genevieve Penfield Winga '91, St. Paul, Minn., is an 
executive supervisor for Dayton Hudson Corp. Mao 
Yang BS '91, MS '95, Wausau, is a counselor for 
Wausau School District 

PatrickBS '92, MS '94 and Andrea Reda Burger 
*94 reside in Escanaba, Mich. Patrick is a process safety 
engineer for Mead Corp.; Andrea is a manager at 
Maurices. Julie Peterson Fischer '92 is sales manager 
at the Best Western Inn Towner, Madison. Kevin 
Knudson BS '92, MS '95 is a counselor for the 
Lakeland Council on AODA Inc., Minocqua. Cindy 
Koller '92 is a sales coordinator for R.R. Donnelley & 
Sons, Santa Clara, Calif. Lynn Nuutinen Niemi BS 
'92, MS '94 is a vocational rehabilitation counselor for 
the Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. 
Deborah Schomburg Nuttleman '92 is corporate 
sales coordinator for Computer Land, La Crosse. 
Stephanie Dosdall Rohloff '92, Morris, Minn., is 
employed at Faith Lutheran Church and Midwest Health 
Benefits. Paul '92 and Christina Kier Steder '91 
reside in New Berlin. Paul is a production supervisor 
for U.S. Controls; Christina has been promoted to 
assistant buyer at Kohl ' s. Jennifer Wegrzyn '92 is the 
meetings express sales manager at the Stouffer 
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Md. 


Barbara G. Banks BS '93, MS '95, Beebe, Ark., is a 
student services specialist at Arkansas State University. 
Perry Benz BA '93, MS '95, Appleton, is a guidance 
counselor for Kimberly High School. Brett Brennan 
'93, Lubbock, Texas, is assistant manager at Luby's 
Cafateria Inc. M. Andrew Bugher '93 is a metalsmith 
and designer for Breckenridge Goldsmith Gallery, 
Breckenridge, Colo. Dawn Connelly '93,Port Angeles, 
Wash., is an assistant manager for National Work 
Concessions Inc. at Lake Crescent Lodge. Kathleen 
Crull '93 is a kindergarten teacher at The Academy, 
Victorville, Calif. Marnie Erickson '93 is a first grade 
teacher at River View School, Silver Lake. Jenny 
Mahlkuch Gilbertson '93 is general manager of 
Bachman Printing Cos., Minneapolis, Minn. Gregg 
'93 and Kim Stangler Goodness '93 reside in 
Bumsville.Minn. Gregg isaseniorpackaging technician 
for Tsumura International; Kim is a marketing and ad 
administrator for Ames Construction. Paul Johnson 
'93, Appleton, is a logistics technician for Schneider 
Logistics. Steven Kleist BS '93, MS '95, Hudson, is a 
safety engineerfor3M. Andrew Larson '93 is executive 
chef at Mulligans Supper Club, Merrill. Susan Maar 
'93 is manager of The Limited, Aurora, Colo., and is 
attending graduate school at Denver University majoring 
in environmental policies and management Amy 
O'Neill '93 is the food service director at Phoenix Care 
Center, Cannon Falls, Minn. Sarah Reber '93, New 
Hope, Minn., is a customer service representative for 
Colorhouse. Ellen Fairbairn Sauer '93 has opened an 
interior design studio in Preston, Minn. Todd Sherner 
'93 has been promoted to assistant general manager of 
Grandma's Saloon and Grill, Greenville, S.C. Vicki 
Sonnabend '93, Brunswick, Maine, is abranch manager 
for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. David Sylwester '93, 
Menomonie, is the new owner of the Cornucopia Cafe 
(formerly the Peppermill Restaurant). Jingye (Jerry) 
Tang MS '93, Rapid City, SJD., is a manufacturing 
engineerfor Coleman Co. Daniel '93 and Holly Lemke 
Virnig '94 reside in Arena. Daniel is employed by 
Allen & O'Hara at the Towers, UW-Madison, as 
assistant food service director, Holly is a special 
education teacher for Riverdale School District Sally 
Wisniewski '93, Mequon, is employed at St. Rose 
disturbed girls. 

Scott Alger '94, Wisconsin Rapids, is employed in 
outside sales at Wisconsin Bearing Co. Carrie Berth 
'94, Frisco, Colo, is a management assistant at Enterprise 
Rent-A-Car. Kris Englander '94, Raleigh, N.C, is an 
autisitc teacher for Wake County Public Schools. Eric 
Hoium '94, Bloomington, Minn., is a manager for 
Steak and Ale Restaurants. Wayne Johnson '94, 
Mishawaka, Ind., is an industrial engineer for Philips 
Products. Julie Kinsey '94, San Antonio, Texas, is a 
first grade teacher at Colonies North Elementary School. 
Julie Meisch '94 is dining services manager/dietary 
depanmenthead at Whittier Health Center, Minneapolis, 
Minn. Sherry RudisiU Murkley '94, Winneconne, 
has established her own business, Simply Elegant 
Floral Designs and Gifts. Torren Nicholas '94 is a 
sales representative for Wisconsin Bearing, Quinnesec, 
Mich. Mark Peterson '94, Mount Sterling, is a CDB 
instructor for Seneca School District. Stephen 
Piotrowski '94. Minneapolis, Minn., is a manufacturing 
engineer for Illbruck. Mark Pozorski '94 is a 
manufacturing engineer at Century Circuits and 
Electronics, St. Paul, Minn. Nestor MS '94 and Diana 
Rodriguez-Correales MS '94 reside in Botota', 
Colombia, South America. Nestor is general manager 
of the National Society of Authors & Publishers 
"Sonata"; Diana is a marriage and family therapist. 
Brenda Rygiel '94 is a resident counselor at 
Cottonwood Group Home, Amery. Pamela Stoeklen 
'94, Rice Lake, is an employment consultant for a 
supported employment program through the Depart- 
ment of Vocational Rehabilitation/Northern Pines 
Community Programs.David Turany '94,Sheboygan, 
is a field service engineer for Will-Pemco. Jennifer 
Waldmann '94, Arcadia, is Millennium Gallery 
designer and showroom coordinatoratAshley Furniture. 
Kathryn Woyak '94, Milwaukee, is assistant club 
manager at Oconomowoc Golf Club. Tanya Peterson 
Zenner '94, Wittenberg, is a special education teacher 
for Wittenberg-Bimamwood School District. 


Katrina Andrist, St. Peter, Minn. , is assistant location 
manager at Mankato State University for Aramark. 
Andrew Arnold, Smyrna, Ga., is assistant property 
accountant for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Tamara 
Bath, Fond du Lac, is achildren's activitiy coordinator 
at Boys and Girls Club. John Bondy , Roseville, Minn., 
isacustomer service representativeforColorResponse. 
Scott Braaten, La Crosse, is a quality systems engineer 
for The Trane Co. Lee Breitenbach, Long Prairie, 
Minn., is customer service manager for Hart Press. 
Darin Buhlmann is a project manager at Linden Ind. 
Ser. Co., Rockford, 111. Kimberly Christenson, Prior 
Lake, Minn., is the owner/operator of Schlotzsky's 
Deli. Michael Donley, Bloomington, Minn., is an 
industrial engineerforGenerac. Eric Double, Roseville, 
Minn., is a medical representative for Organon Inc. 
Marc Eckmann, New Albany, Ind., is a marketing 
education teacher/coordinator at New Albany-Floyd 
School. Jon Faschingbauer, Marshfield, is a computer 
programmer/analyst at Marshfield Clinic. Rebecca 
Firm, Edina, Minn., is a sales coordinator at Laser 
Quipt International Inc. Boyd Garey, Rogers, Ark., is 
a risk control manager for Wal-Mart Kelly Golat is a 
second grade teacher at Immaculate Conception, Eau 
Claire. Angela Gregory, Menasha, is a designer for 
Executive Office Interiors. Keith Hanson, 
Bloomingdale, 111., is a research analyst for Frain 
Industries. Janice Bengtson Hoehne, Frederic, is a 
Head Start teacher. David Horen, Dallas, Texas, is a 
financial aid ad visorforCollege First Peter Isaacson, 
Lake City, Minn., is a maintenance engineer for A.E. 
Goetzke. Stacy Kaiser, Newberry, Mich., is a 
preprimary impaired and reading teacher for 
Tahguamenon Area Schools. Melissa Karker, Aurora, 
Colo., is a marketing teacher/coordinator at Smoky 
Hill High School. Todd Kaull, Ripon, is a 
manufacturing engineer for Speed Queen. Mitchell 
Kersten, De Pere, is a process engineer/quality 
coordinator for KI-Manitowoc. Edwin Krejcie, 
Menasha, is an art teacher at Seton Middle School. 
Tonya Krueger, Menomonie, is house manager for 
Aurora Residential. Karen Lindskog is a graphic 
designer with Exhibitor Magazine, Rochester, Minn. 
Dale Manor, Jerome, Idaho, is an artist with The 
Farmhouse Collection. Karen Mueller, Palatine, El., 
isa software engineer for Motorola. Angela Nevicosi, 
Plymouth, is a graphic designer for Kohler Co. 
Kimberly Newby is an assistant buyer for Neiman 
Marcus, Dallas, Texas. Christy Nowicki, Appleton, is 
employed in logistics at Proctor & Gamble. Rick 
Palmerton, Fairview Park, Ohio, is a management 
trainee at the Stouffer Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. 
Heather Paul, Wauwatosa, is a merchandise team 
leader at Target Diana Pettis, Bloomington, Minn., is 
a programmer analyst for Computing Devices 
International. Jerry Risler is a welder/machinist for 
American Structures, Menomonie. Lisa Salopek, Eagle, 
is employed by Muskego Lakes Country Club. Jay 
Scheibe, St. Paul, Minn., is bar manager at Grandma' s 
Saloon and Grill. Amy Schneider, Mt Horeb, is a 
quality assurance technologist with The Swiss Colony 
Inc. Jacee Sharp, Oshkosh, is assistant maitre d' at 
Christie 's Restaurant. Steven Sitte is ahardware support 
technician at Midwest Manufacturing, Eau Claire. 
David Stratton is food service director at Pettibone 
Resort, La Crosse. Hillary Rudy Szekeress, Wausau, 
is an independent living coordinator for Independent 
Living Services. Allison Kerrick Van Slooten, 
Robbinsdale, Minn., is a sales representative and 
assistant designer for Jazz It Up Athletic Wear. Jared 
Wesenick, Wausau, is a machine designer for 
Greenheck Fan. Maria Witberler, Edina, Minn., is a 
sales representative for Preventive Care Inc. Lisa 
Zuerner, Madison, is assistant general manager at 
Hampton Inn. 

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Nancy Drechsler to Gordon Hubbard MS '74, Aug. 
1 2. Couple resides in Sheboygan. Annette Weisensel 
'76 to John Condron,May 6. Coupleresides in Madison. 
Faith Kraft '77 to Frank Zosky, Sept. 17, 1994. 
Couple resides in Peoria, HI. Julianne Ekern '80 to 
John Degenhardt, June. Couple resides in San Diego, 
Calif. Susan Peterson '79 to Chris Wilberts, Sept. 23. 
Couple resides in Lauderdale, Minn. Heather Herold 
'80 to Byron Grover, July 8. Couple resides in Milton. 
Molly Flynn to John Peterson '81, Sept. 2. Couple 
resides in Wausau. Sandra Frey "8 1 to Grant Hughes, 
Aug. 5. Couple resides in Palmdale, Calif. Nancy 
Saemrow '81 to Kyle Bengston, April 1. Couple 
resides in Austin, Texas. Lisa Paulsen '82 to Lynn 
Apenhorst, Oct. 7. Couple resides in Spring Valley. 
Minn. Sandra Melcher '84 to Troy Payne, Aug. 12. 
Couple resides in Charlottesville, Va. Kim Pallan to 
Dean McFadden "85, Aug. 12. Couple resides in 
Wauwatosa. Kay Christopherson "86 to Michael 
Collins '89, June 24. Couple resides in Milwaukee. 
Lynn Dedering '86 to Peter Sell, Nov. 11. Couple 

resides in Milwaukee. Rose Ann Moylan to Douglas 

Cwidak '86, May 26. Couple resides in Chicago, 111. 

Helen Murphy '86 to Boyd Plankinton, June 24. 

Coupleresides '".: Holton. Kans. Valerie DeVries %': 

to Joe Polman. June 24. Couple reside-; in Almond, .liil 

!ii , nii"«i. i 'h':|iiMichai , iNi'.TSiiacl:' l .'lJ..liilyS.C'iiunk l 

reside.'- in Palatine. 111. Karen 

CarSsun 'SO to Sha«.'.n Peterson. 

Sep'.. 24. Couple resides in Egu 

Harbor. Paula DeBuker "!s<? to 

Brian Post. July 29.Coupie resides 

in Lombard. III. Sherry Saim MS 

'SO io Patrick Jasper. June 29. 

Couple resides in ChippewaFalls. 

Lynda Slraub '89 to Jeffrey j_ 

Stephany, May 28. Couple resides Straub Stephany 

in Pev.aukec. Kelly Bake: to John Miller BS "90, MS 

'92, July 1. Couple resides in Wauwatosa. Donna 
Benning '90 to Thomas Price HI, Nov. 11. Couple 
resides in Woodstock, m. Karen Hoyer '90 to Richard 
Nowak, Oct. 2 1 . Couple resides in Milwaukee. Cheryl 
Martens '90 to Dan Halladay, June 24. Couple resides 
in Salem. Sheila Doroff '91 to Darren Voss, June 24. 
Couple resides in Minnetonka, Minn. Denise Falk to 
Ted Theyerl '91, April 22. Couple resides in 
Germantown.MichelleGastBS '91, MS '93to,feffrey 
Shilts '93. Sept. 16. Couple resides in Lakeland, Fla. 
Lynn Klasen '91 to Mark Oehlke, May 20. Couple 
resides in Minneapolis, Minn. Kathleen Osborne to 
Jeffrey Sawyer "86. Couple resides in Hopkins, Minn. 
Carolyn Porter '91 to Aaron Gross. Sept. 9. Couple 
resides in Bloomington. Minn. Michelle Rene '91 to 
Robert Schettini, Aug. 13. 1994. Couple resides in 
Gaithersburg, Md. Lisa Berggren '92 to Craig Fleek. 
Aug. 5. Couple resides in New Brighton, Minn. Rebecca 
Houge '92 to Loren Anderson, Aug. 25 . Couple resides 
in Urbana, 111. Deborah Plessel "92 to Christopher 
Hipskind "92. November 1994. Couple resides in 
Seaview. Wash. Deborah Schomburg '92 to Steve 
Nuttleman, Oct. 15, 1994. Couple resides in Bangor. 
Jennifer Wick '92 to Jesse Chase, June 17. Couple 
resides in Buffalo, Minn. Melanie McManus to Andrew 
Larson '93,May 6. Coupleresides in Wausau. Jennifer 
Morton "93 to Jeffrey Andre "92. Oct. 8, 1994. 
Couple resides in Lakeville. Minn. Michelle Rover 

"93 to Steven Klcist BS '93. MS "95. Sept, 16. Couple 
resides inHudson.KimberiyKulenkairtp '94 to Lance 

Unruh. July 15. Couple resides in Bloomington. Minn. 

\ ndroii Reda '94 to Patrick Burger BS '92. MS '94. 
Aug. 19. Couple resides in Escanaba, Mich. Sherry 

Rudisill "94toKevinMurkley,Aug. 12. Coupleresides 
Couple resides in West Bend. Jennifer Starke '94 to 
Ladti White '94, Aug. 1 2. Couple resides in Waterto wn. 


Mary PenseTeberg Dip. "17. Oct. 1, Woodstock, 111. 
Esther Puhl Johnson Dip. '23. Bloomington Minn. 
Oilman Dahlen Dip. '24 Jan.. .16, 1995, Greensboro, 
N.C. Margaret Massee '25, Detroit, Mich. Margaret 
Blair Bloodworth Dip. '28, BS "31, Sept. 9, Hales 
Corners. Helen Stetzer '29, Sept. 8, Sparta. Lyle 
Wines BS '33, MS '42, June 5, Cambrirt, Calif. Ruth 
Graham Nourse '34, Nov. 18, Bayfield. H. Jack 
Milnes '37, Aug. 21, Jasper, Tenn. Wayne Pool BS 
'39, MS '5 1 , July 27, New Windsor, Md. Ruth Perry 
Nelson BS '40, MS '71, May 30, Lake Oswego, Ore. 
Ruth Goeres Rice '40, May 6, Port Clinton, Ohio. 
Amy Snoeyenbos Geurkink '42, Nov. I, New 
Richmond. William Mitchell BS '42, MS '5 1 , Nov. 1 , 
Tucson, Ariz. Gordon Oass BS '44, MS '47, Aug. 30, 
Novi, Mich. James Leigh BS '47, MS '54, June 1 , St. 
Cloud, Minn. Richard Robertson BS '48, MS '52, 
Sept. 1 6, Tucson, Ariz. Dewayne Nutter '50, Aug. 14, 
Menominee, Mich. William Richardson BS '50, MS 
'54, Sept. 11, Redgranite. Martin Burkhardt '53, 

March 2, Merrill. Lloyd Denzer '53, Boyceville. 
Donald Leach '53. June, Rice Lake. Charles Vlcek 
BS '55, MS '56, Ellensburg, Wash. Maurine 
"'^.ndebrooke MS '57, Aug. 14, Ashland. Evelyn 
Feirn MS '62, Aug. 25, Eau Claire. Janice Jones 
Mannie '65, Nov. 2, Minneapolis, Minn. Frederick 
Loomis '63, Jan. 2, 1995, Waukesha. Jerry Luepke 
'63, Sept 20, Hudson. Rita Hoffman Biese '66, Nov. 
4, Appleton. William Weiser '66, Oct. 5, St. Paul, 
Minn. James Mcllquham '71, Sept. 18, Chippewa 
Falls. Carroll Kilby '72, Nov. 1 9, De Forest. Maynard 
Owen '74, May 19, Waukesha. Craig Weber '85, 
Dec. 26, Geneseo, 111. Patrick Devine EcLS. '86, May 
15, Eau Claire. 

Faculty Death 

Mary K. Williams, 91, Nov. 10 , Stoughton. She was 
an art teacher at Stout and at the Women's College of 
North Carolina for a number of years. 

Past issues of Tower available 

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limited surplus of issues of Tower yearbooks 
for the years 1944 to 1948 and 1953 to 1989. 
The cost is S10 per issue which includes 
shipping and handling. If you would like to 
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18 ♦ Stout Outlook 

A daughter, Christine Clason, May 22, to Steve and Jill 
Clason Doll '79, La Crescent, Minn. A son. Joseph 
William. Feb. 26, 1995, to Gary '79 and Joyce 
Wolfenberg Lomauro '80, Loveland. Ohio. A son, 
May 26, to Terry MS '80 and Barbara Riniker 
Daniels MS '80, St. Paul.Minn. A son, Nathan William, 
June 27, to Bill and Joni Hansen Mooney '80, Little 
Falls. Minn. A daughter, Julia Pressly Jarocki, July 2 1 , 
to Thomas and Karen Jarocki Strewler BS '80, MS 
'80, Superior. A son. Adam Karl. Oct. 1 5. to James and 
Victoria Schwartz Brehmer '81. Appleton. A 
daughter. Emily Louise. June 15. to John and Louise 
Hoepfner Elsasser BS '8 1 . MS '82. Fort Wayne, Ind. 
A daughter, Danielle Faith. May 1 1, to Greg "81 and 
Cindy Nelson Valley '93, Lexington, S.C. A son, 
Ryan David, July 15, 1994, to David '81 and Peggy 
Wilson, Palatine. 111. A daughter, Madalyn Lee. June 
10, to Richard andPatriciaBluemAhner '82, Brooklyn 
Park, Minn. A daughter. Madeleine Rose. June 24. to 
Gregory and Patricia Stilp Heckman '82. Menasha. 
A daughter, Shelby Taylor. Aug. 27, to Joel '82 and 
Debra Pemsteiner Kuenzli '87, Freeport, 111. A 
daughter. Jenna Michelle, Feb. 5. 1995, to Roger "82 
and Sandra Olson Lee '82, Crystal. Minn. A son, 
Zachary John, Feb. 14, 1995. to John "82 and Jane 
Murphy Matusinec '83, Muskcgo. A daughter. 
Kathryn Alexis. April 10. to Donny and Christine 
Thomsen Newman '82. Tucson, Ariz. A daughter. 
Julia Lisette. Aug. 23. to John and Pamela Menefee 
Pogue '82, Mountvilie, Penna. A daughter. Elizabeth 
Augusta, July 25. to Douglas '83 and Katheryn Carroll. 
Hartford. A son, Colin Josef, Aug. 17, to Peter "83 and 
Linda Kirschhoffer, Lake Mills. A son, Andrew 
Nathan, May 31, to Brian and Ann Riley Machacek 
"83. Greenfield. A daughter. Rachel, to Peter '83 and 
Lisa Stees Samdahi '86, St. Paul. Minn. A daughter. 
Meredith Renee, May 22, to Richard and Jane 
FitzSimmonsThomez '83. V/aseca. Minn. A daughter. 
Elizabeth. March 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Curt Fawcett 
'84, Eau Claire. A daughter. Nicole Jacqueline, Sept. 6. 
to Daniel and Susan Rediich Hanson '84, Gilbert, 
Minn. A son, James Conrad, Aug. 1, to Michael and 
Leslie Kroening Horst '84, Rubicon. A daughter, 
Rachel Kristine, July 24, to John and Karin Johnson 
Jacobson '84, Crystal, Minn. A son, William Bruce, 
March 16, to Mark and Karen Myhre Klein '84, 
Savage, Minn. A son, Matthew Brokaw, March 28, to 
Richard and Mary Frances Dodge Kranick '84, 
Wichita, Kans. A son, Karl Jacob, June 25, to Nils and 
Marcia Winter Strickland '84, Marshfield. A son, 
Dalton Jay, Sept. 1, to Shannon and Lynn Haney 
Cothron '85, Shoreview, Minn. A daughter, Colette 
Gabrielle, Aug. 10, to Douglas '85 and Kimberly 
Jaeger, Richfield, Minn. A daughter, Katie Marie, July 
27, to Randy and Susan Thelander Klugow '85, 
Howard Lake, Minn. A son, Chase William, Sept. 12, 
to Bill and Traci Graham McAlister '85, Irving, 
Texas. A daughter, Hannah Ella, May 12, to Michael 
and Jane Belongea McGee '85, Winfield, HI. A son, 
OliverRoyal, May 13, to Theodore andMelissaLamers 
Pappas '85, Rockford, Bl. A daughter, Alyssa Marie, 
June5,to Tom andMichelleReidRepp '85, Waukesha. 
A son, Cody Richard, Nov. 3, 1994, to Rick and Jody 
Hutkowski Stoughtenger '85, Lindenhurst, HI. A 
daughter, Sara Lynne, Aug. 23, to Jeffrey and Mary 
Beth Juenemann Goertzen '86, Lake City, Minn. A 
daughter, Megan Jeanette, Sept, 8, to Craig and Lori 

Wiseman Hamernik '86, Hillsdale. A son, Nicholas, 
May 8, to Jay and Kristine Rieber Johnson '86. 
Appleton. A daughter, Hannah. Brooke, July 10, to 
John '86 and Tanya HaverlandRuszczyk '88. Apple 
Valley, Minn. A son, Luke Warren, June 20, to Craig 
'86 and Carla Heinbuch Schilder '88, Bolingbrook, 
111. A son, Samuel Thomas, March 24. to Thomas '86 
and Cosmas Whitten Skaife '87,Madison. A daughter, 
Elizabeth Marie, May 3, to Steven '86 and Julia 
Tomaszewski. Lake Zurich, 111. A daughter, Taylor 
Elizabeth. April 1995, to Jim and Lisa Beier Tonjum 
'86, Rochester, Minn. A daughter, Bridget Mary, June 
1 4, to Daniel and Valerie Clark Krage "87. La Crescent. 
Minn. A daughter, Casey Ann. March 6, to Michael 
'87 and Sharon Weber McKinney '86, La Mesa, 
Calif. A daughter, Katelyn Marie, Aug. 30, to Jon '87 
and Holly Franzwa Rigotti '88, Hudson. A daughter, 
Taylor Anne. May 19, to Scott '87 and Stephanie 
Sterr Skorik '87, St. Charles, HI. A son, Andrew 
David. June 1 0, to Scott and Kathleen Motzko Fisher 
'88. Eden Prairie, Minn. Adaughter.TaraJean, July 10, 
to David and Juanita Mack Loether '88, Sauk City. A 
daughter, Maggie Tess, April 1 2. to Robert and Karen 
Danielson Medo '88. Wisconsin Rapids. A son, Joseph 
Austin. Feb. 7, 1995. to Mike "88 and Amy Nornes 
Rhone ' 89. Troy. Mich. A son. Benjamin Scott, July 6, 
to Daron and Julie Martinson Thompson 'S8. Eagan. 
Minn. Ason.CullanRaymondJuly 19,toStephen '88 
and Heather Riekkoff Woolridge '87, Greensboro, 
N.C. A daughter, Alyssa Claire, July 22. to Delmar and 
Karla Slinde Johnson '89, North Charleston, S.C. A 
daughter. Brooke Evelyn, July 25. to John '89 and 
Carri Kersten. De Perc. A daughter, Bairet Loretta, 
Feb. 16. 1995. to Steven '90 and Melissa Eiter. 
Minnetonka. Minn. A daughter, Madicyn Marie, to 
Edward and Paula Feffer Pletsch '90, Watertown, 
S.D. A daughter, Elizabeth Ann, Aug. 22, to Paul '90 
and Ann Hurtienne Schmitter '90, Sussex. A daughter, 
Sierra Rose, March 20, to Steven '90 and Khristy 
Seidel, Aurora, Colo. A daughter, Nicole Jean, Aug. 
23, to John and Tonya Johnson Broeckaert '91, 
Swanville, Minn. A son, Jordan, Jan. 21, 1994, to 
Dennis and Kelly Santee Harp '91, Menomonie. A 
daughter, Madeline Marie, July 29, to Steve '91 and 
Amy Wilcox Henderson '90, Menomonie. Adaughter, 
Cassandra Joy, Oct. 24, 1994, to Todd and Rochelle 
Kacsir Kahl '91, Poplar. A daughter, Michaela, Sept. 
6, to Bemhard and Elizabeth Bonger Pisinger '91, 
Kaukauna. A son, Matthew Joseph, Nov. 14, 1994, to 
Michael '91 and Jennifer Hafele Weseli '91, Hudson. 
A daughter, Samantha Margaret, March 6, to Michael 
and Denise Hildebrandt Wolf '91, Bloomington, 
Minn. A daughter, Clancy, April 1 1, to Kurt Ketzner 
and Jeri Waste '92, Elgin, Bl. A daughter, Madeline 
Jean, May 18, to David '93 and Justine Epple Pliska 
'93, Columbus, Ohio. A son, Brady James, Aug. 9, to 
Aaron '94 and Jennifer Lee Erickson '94, Hastings, 
Minn. A son, Harley Thomas, Jan. 1995, to Kyle '94 
and Julia Loquai Fagerland '93, Mondovi. A daughter, 
Harley June, June 22, to Eugene and Sandra Franzen 
Wente '94, Rochester, Minn. 


Lee Bruggeman '80, Farmington, N. Mex., a son, 
Daniel Lee, Aug. 24. 

Eggert publishes new book 

James Eggert, who has taught Economics at UW- 
Stout since 1968, has published A Cosmic 
Journey, an introduction to cosmologjcal and 
human evolution. Written in a friendly, non- 
mtimidating narrative style, A Cosmic Journey 
celebrates our many pasts, while exploring age- 
old questions of human purpose and possibility 
and, above all, what it means to be "at home" in 
this vast and ever expanding universe. 

Eggert has written three other books: 
Meadowlark Economics, Invitation to 
Economics, and What is Economics? 

A Cosmic Journey is available at bookstores 
or direct from the distributor at 1 800/729-6423. 

Eggert lives with his wife Pat and two children 
in the Colfax area. 

UW-Stout Alumni Association 

Friends reunite in Chicago 

Jamaican Alums gather 

Tour guides reunite 

Former roommates and classmates reunited in Chicago July 14-18. 
Pictured are (l-r) Stephanie Hager '94, Milwaukee, Wis.; Lorie Muench 
Price '94, Eagan, Minn.; and Jeanne Fink '93, Chicago, III. 

Jamaican alumni met in July . Pictured (l-r) are: Dr. Heather Little-White 
BS '79, MS 'SO; Lana Francis '93; Jean Johnson '81; Margaret Bennett 
BS'77, MS '78; and Michael Boyd BS '82, MS '83. 

The First UW-Stout Tour Guide Reunion was held last June at Sherlock's 
Home in Minnetonka, Minn. Pictured here are: Kristine Webber-Peterson 
'86, Laura Gllbertson-Dirks '84, Brigid O'Malley '85, Joram McCLurg '85, 
and Keith Okan '85. Missing were Larry Rogman '84 and Brenda Callles '86. 
To be placed on the calling list for next years event contact: Keith Okan, 
3900 Plymouth Blvd. #316, Plymonth, MN 55446, 612/577-0407. We 
would love to hear from any past or present tour guides. 

We're looking for lost alumni 

If you have a current address for any of the following alumni, please share it with the Alumni Office at 715/232-1151. 
Don't let your classmates miss out on Reunion '96. 





Roland C. Beiswanger 
Vera D. Dale Belton 
David Christophersen 
Joan Stegeman Comerford 
Jeanette Bischel Deluca 
Barbara Ness Jaquith 
John E. Johnson 
Merlin H. Schendel 
Edythe Schmidt 
Robert H. Smith 
John L Smith 
Mary Adams Stolp 
Robert J. Vieths 
William J. Wagner 
Ronald Walker 
Mary Mc llquham Wenninger 
Janice West 
David A. Young 


Patricia Quail Antony 
Anita Worm Benson 
Verna Lange Bergmann 
Geraldine L. Bock 
Kay L Boehme 
Constance Garst Boeing 
Elizabeth Conlon Brungaber 
Kay Bauman Christman 
James E. Croasdaile 
Kay M. Krueger Daniels 
Mahgoub Ibrahim Eldaw 
William E. Gaecke 
Theodore Giencke 
Joan Rotzel Giencke 
Mary L Harrington 
Robert H. Howard 
Patricia Payne Kirby 
Kaye Kulas 
Lynette Bray Lyon 
Ralph Marshall 
Janet Olson 
David L Peterson 
John H. Rindahl 
John Sacharski 
Richard Sajnog 
Patricia G. Schutte 
Lola Looker Schweitzer 
Dennis H. Shawl 
Janet Lundy Solverson 
Richard E. Stoddard 
Dorothy G.Swanson 
Richard Werner 
Paula Plansky Wilcox 

James F. Adedibu 
Lawrence Baron 
Regina Urban Batchelor 
Harvey Grover Behnke 
Steven E. Benham 
Edith Orf Bies 
Sharon K. Brown 
Jennifer Bushelman Busche 
Betsy Zaborowski Carey 
Chai-Mu Chang 
Thomas Conroy 
Larry G. Culver 
Kenneth Deanson 
Kenneth Denson 
Mary Ann Drury 
Donna Erickson 
Marlene Fisher 
Mary Lou Liegel Fuller 
Harold Lee Fuller 
Kathleen Bamett Gaard 
Andrew F. Goods 
Thomas Hartman 
Lynn Marie Johnson Harvey 
Marilyn Miller Hoagland 
Lois Hochhousen 
David John Hoffman 
Shari Metcalfe Hoover 
Hilda 0. Howe 
Wanda Huisman 
Diane Huntington 
Roger Hwang 
Judith L Johnson 
Roger D. Johnson 
Sue Greasby Jones 
Hjal Kristian Jonsen 
Methuselah K. Kawesa 
Woodrow Keener 
Alan M. Kessler 
John Kirchhoefer 
Jane L. Bjerke Kitchen 
Ronadin Carey Kowalski 
Steve G. Kraemer 
William F. Liebich 
Nancy Masters 
. Susan Scherrer Maxson 
Margie Miller 
Jeanne L. Morgan 

Linda C. Losey Moshea 
Michael T. Murray 
Robert C. Nichols 
Mei Ying Norris 
Roger Oishanksi 
Donald P. Olson 
Walter Olson 
Kyung-Yong Park 
Melvin R. Parker 
Rosemarie K. Paul 
Russel A. Potter 
Robin R. Schluter Redman 
Brent Retzloff 
Joseph A. Ricci 
Bob Jon Ropiak 
Karen Homuth Rude 
Keith Martin Rusin 
Kathryn M. Samz 
Maury Schiowitz 
Glenn Schirg 
Terry A. Schmidt 
Duane A. Schultz 
Beverly Anderson Schultz 
Marie Fagan Schultz 
Charles R. Schulz 
Terrance Shantos 
James L. Slaughter 
Brian K. Solie 
Kathryn Kruse Stangel 
Patricia Stoffel 
Richard M. Stone 
Helen Thompson 
Sheilah Sura Tietje 
Roger G. Tills 
Karen Toshner 
Richard S. Tramitz 
Sharon Pfeifer Utecht 
Carol Kischel Vier 
Ywain Waldow 
Jennifer Walters 
Brian E. Watzke 
Faith Andersen White 
Steven R. Wicksberg 
Sharon A. Williams 
Mary Beth Wolff 
Nancy Wynne 

Shams Agha 

Vickie Hasz Anding 

Wayne Banaszak 

Sikandar Bashir 

Susan J. Bell 

Susan Kay Berg 

Darrell Lee Brookfield 

Glen M. Brown 

KimberlyA. BaderChoi 

Michael Clark 

Wylmath E. Currey 

Anne Haskell Currie 

Man Minh Dai 

Mary Lee Miller Danielson 

Curtis J. Deering 

Robert P. Dimberg 

Paula A. Drott 

Jill Eckl 

Patrice Engel 

Diane Fanetti 

William P. Faulkner 

Julie Kach Foslid 

Joy D. Koskelin Frechette 

Kathleen Gruendler Gallagher 

Patricia A. Goede 

Leanne Marie Greene 

Debra A. Gustafson 

Susan G. Gustafson 

Susan F. Haggarty 

Judith L. Hansen 

Mary J. Fredrickson Hanson 

Marguerite Balch Hanson 

Lynn A. Tanger Hardin 

Mary M. Hastreiter 

Stuart W. Heiser 

Mary E. Hintz 

Julie Ann Hogan 

Susan Hodgson Ingham 

Susan M. Roelse Jaberg 

Mary Beth Johnson 

Thomas A. Johnson 

Lawrence John Johnson 

Elizabeth Eith Kahler 

Mary B. Koehne 

Robert Krahn 

Kathleen Brenner Kranz 

Lee C. Krebs 

Emily Chin-Chi Wei Kung 

Jeffrey F. Lalonde _ . 

Gary M. Lenowitz 

Denise M. Longo 

Cynthia A. Luckmann 

Lynn M. Hemauer Luehrs 

Barbara A. Maki 

Debra Anderson Martin 

Patrick J. McLoone 

Anne McCormick 

Anne M. Mihalko 

Michael Minskie 

Darice M. Topolski Moonen 

Charles R. Muller 

Michele M. Munnings 

Karen S. Nelson 

John Nezbed 

Barbara Larson Nezbed 

Judy North 

Edward J. Oertel 

Mary J. Olson 

Colleen M. Osier 

Hartey G. Pallister 

Marilyn K. Melang Palowski 

Phyllis L. Gunn Permenter 

Jean A. Pipkom 

Thomas Reed 

Glen M. Reid 

Robin B. Kerska Rodee 

Deborah Young Route 

Elizabeth Russell-Thomas 

Susan Harte Schlesinger 

Suzanne M. Schultz 

Michael A. Schwieters 

Joanne Kahler Slama 

Susan K. Smet 

Alan Stewart 

Leslie Gerlach Sullivan 

Francis Joseph Theusch 

Ervin William Thorns 

Marteen K. Hill Thudium 

Robin Rae Trinko 

Virginia Unger 

J. J. Vadgama 

Jack L Voigt 

Laura Schneider Wahl 

Patricia Waller 

Unda M. Walsh 

Juanita L Comeau Weir 

Anne Wilde 

Wendy Nedra Wilson 

Kathleen A. Woldt 

Simon K. Wong 

Yuun Shin Yuan 

John R. Zellmer 

Shafa A. Abdu 

Aminat lyabode Abdul-Malik 

AH B. Ahmad 

Robert T. Akor 

Jon D. Albright 

Barnabas Aliyu 

Mukren I. Alshabrami 

Daniel S. Apebeen 

Derrick E. Bretta 

Mansir S. Danjuma 

Julia Decko 

Todd J. Dejardin 

Lisa M. Fitterer Fitterer-Johnson 

Sheila M. Geere 

Lisa L Storley Ghelfi 

Richard N. Goulet 

Ginger Havens Guggenberger 

Nancy A. Haugh 

Marlene P. Connolly Heschke 

Kathryn L. Huybers 

Lynn L Konz 

Cheryl L. Lafountain 

Beth M. Lanser 

Nancy A. Yurs Lee 

Patrick M. Lundin 

Denese L. Clipperton Maccoux 

Mimi W. Marks 

Michael A. Olson 

Rebecca T. Moses Opadeyi 

Michelle D. Glass Poteshman 

Jay H. Schroeder 

Jeffrey P. Sesolak 

Tamela T. Soerens 

Jodi R. Stadtherr 

Laura A. Staller 

Ronalee A. Olson Valkema 

James R. Van Dyke 

Todd A. Wade 

Susan L. Westman 

Jeffrey J. Westra 

Tom A. Wilson 

Jill M. SauerWisdorf 

Blaine C. Yost 

Beth K. Zimmerman 

Stout Outlook ♦ 19 

Back Page 

Alumni Association 
Board of Directors 


Connie Hines '78 

President-Elect/Vice President 

John Ostrowski BS '79, MS '80 


Marilyn Krause Leccese '74 

William Burmesch BS '72, MS '80 

Tom Fonfara '84 

Roman Gill '57 

Shirley Strachota Graham '62 

Sean Hade '74 

Julie Beaver Kinney '76 

Christopher Lancette '83 

Joanne Bowe Leonard '64 

Carol S. Lund '74 

Carol Hansen Miller '51 

Kristine Murphy '92 

Isaac Owolabi BS '84, MS '84 

JoAnn Prange '86 

C. Greg Pottorff '85 

Susan Mark Roman '80 

Todd Trautmann '84 

Kris Trierweiler '91 

"The Mission of the 

University of Wisconsin-Stout 

Alumni Association 

is to provide UW-Stout 

alumni and friends 

services which create and promote 

a sense of community 

within the alumni family 

and support the missions of 

UW-Stout and the 
Stout University Foundation." 

Foundation and Alumni 

Calendar oj Events 


10 1996 Men's Basketball Reunion - Menomonie, Wisconsin 

10 California Alumni Gathering - Whittier. California 

11 Washington Alumni Gathering —Bellevue, Washington 
22 Wisconsin School Counselors Alumni Gathering - 

Stevens Point. Wisconsin 


..31 1TEA Alumni Gathering - Phoenix. Arizona 


18 Wisconsin Vocational Association Alumni Gathering 
Green Bay. Wisconsin 
I«J-21 I-'umiiv Weekend 


59 National Restaurant Show Alumni Gathering - Chicago 
a isziiatiire Kooni at the x3 ih 

28-2" Reunion "WiMlonorinmhoClasocsori^A. 1966. 197|. i';76anu I9S6.. 


38 Third Annual Milwaukee Area Retired Alumni Luncheon 


19 I iomecomins "9ft 

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Stout Outlook is a publication of the UW-Stout 
Alumni Association, in cooperation with the UW- 
Stout Office of University Relations. It is published 
three times a year and distributed to graduates, par- 
ents of students and friends of the university. 

Editorial Council 

Patricia W. Reisinger BS '61, MS '67 

Director of Foundation and Alumni Services 

John K. Enger 

Director of University Relations 

Suzette F. Hittner 

Assistant Director of 
Foundation and Alumni Services 

Don Steffen BS 'SI 

University Editor 

Lynn Meyer 

Public Information Officer 

Production Staff 

Charlene Smith, class notes 

Carol Gundlach, editorial 

Marty Springer MS '81, photos 

Layne Pitt '81, sports information 



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